Three Exhibitions

Castello Sforzesco is part of the "Milan and Leonardo 500" programme with three itineraries to rediscover not only Lombardy’s historical ties with Leonardo and the Sforza court, but above all to enjoy the same naturalistic suggestions that characterise his great artistic and scientific work, through the eyes of the genius from Vinci.
 
"Sotto l'ombra del Moro. La Sala delle Asse" (16 May 2019-12 January 2020), curated and conceived by  Culturanuova - Massimo Chimenti with the scientific collaboration of Francesca Tasso and Michela Palazzo
 
The Sala, which has been undergoing restoration since 2013, will be exceptionally reopened to the public thanks to the fundamental contribution of Fondazione Cariplo which also supports the restoration of pictorical decoration and the construction site. The Sale delle Asse, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, becomes the symbolic place of “Milan Leonardo 500” program.
 
"Intorno alla Sala delle Asse. Leonardo tra Natura, Arte e Scienza" (16 May 2019-18 August 2019). Curated by Claudio Salsi
 
In the Sala dei Ducali, the exhibition is conceived around a rigorous selection of original drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and other Renaissance masters showing iconographic and stylistic relations to the naturalistic and landscape decoration details found under multiple layers of limes in the Sala delle Asse. These details will be visible again, thanks the restoration, which have let extraordinary proofs resurface again and broaden the knowledge of the original composition project.
 
"Leonardo a Milano" (16 May 2019-12 January 2020) curated and conceived by Culturanuova  - Massimo Chimenti  with the scientific collaboration of Edoardo Rossetti and Ilaria De Palma
 
A multimedia tour will be installed in the Sala delle Armi. It will guide visitors on a tour of Milan as Leonardo must have seen it when he lived in the city at different times between 1482 and 1512. The itinerary will feature a georeferenced visual map of what is still left of these places, both in the city and within local museums, churches and buildings: urban spaces, aristocratic mansions and churches, such as the Church of San Francesco Grande, Borgo delle Grazie, Castello Sforzesco, the ancient Porta Vercellina, Corso Nirone, and the thoroughfare of current Corso Magenta-contrada dei Meravigli-Cordusio. The virtual city tour will show again, five centuries later, not only the peculiar social fabric of these neighborhoods, but also their sumptuous buildings, with frescos on their facades showing ancient Roman history told through bold perspective views. Visitors will then visit the extensive gardens inside these palaces, used to host magnificent parties and knight tournaments.