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Best Galleries in Milan

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The Pinacoteca di Brera is located in a 1615 building constructed by Francesco Maria Richini. The gallery was founded in 1776, and it holds important works by Italian and foreign masters from 1400 to 1900. Of special note are the paintings by Vincenzo Foppa, Lorenzo Lotto, Paolo Veronese, Tintoretto, Giovanni Bellini, Andrea Mantegna, Tiziano, Correggio, Bramante, Gentile da Fabriano, Piero della Francesca, Caravaggio, Rubens, Hayez. This is the permanent home of Sposalizio della Vergine by Raffaello, the Cristo morto by Andrea Mantegna, Madonna and Saints by Piero della Francesca and the Madonna in trono e Santi by Ercole Dè Roberti. There are a bookshop and a cafeteria, and guided tours are available. It is located within the city's notable palace Palazzo di Brera which was constructed by architect, Francesco Maria Ricchino, in a Milanese Baroque style.

Housed within the historic Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was formed in 1618 following Cardinal Federico Borromeo's generous donation of artworks. The collection included a total of 172 paintings that can be traced back to the 17th, 18th and early twentieth centuries, with significant artworks such as The Musician by Leonardo, The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio and the Vases of Flowers by Jan Brueghel. There are also several paintings that can be sourced to Venetian, Flemish and Lombardian schools of art, besides a few bronze and marble sculptures as well.

One of the most famous galleries of Milan, Galleria Giò Marconi began with historic names such as Tadini, Adami, Fontana and Schifano, and today, in addition to these, they also show young contemporary artists. The space is quite contemporary with excellent lighting facilities. They also have very friendly staff who are always willing to help out.

Established in 2005 in Milan by Emanuele Bonomi, the ProjectB Galery hosts contemporary and modern art exhibits by renowned artists. Inspired mainly by the form of British artists, the gallery was established to showcase art from countries such as Spain, Iran and South America. In the past, the gallery has hosted several contemporary artists such as Tom Anholt. Jacob Gils, Marcos Lopes and Keith Tyson. The gallery is especially known for its annual observatory each year, where up and coming artists put up solo shows.

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