Not a Christo wrap-up

After riding by several times on my bicycle I got curious about what they were hiding under the white wrappings, so I went in and had a look at the big art museum called Pinacoteca di Brera.

This was not a Christo wrap-up event. They were simply renovating the façade of the building.

Courtyard of Pinacoteca di Brera

The museum contains a huge and impressive collection of Italian paintings. Admission at the time was 5 Euros for a full-price ticket (now 10 Euros as of 2018), but there was a long list of people who got in for half-price or for free, including all citizens of the European Union or Switzerland who were under 18 or over 65. As an American I didn’t really qualify for this (and I said so), but they let me in anyway when I showed them my German pensioner’s card.

In the museum Pinacoteca di Brera

In the museum Pinacoteca di Brera

One of the unusual things about this museum is that there is a big art school on the ground floor, so in the courtyard you can see lots of young arty types lounging around on the stone pavement.

Art students in the courtyard

Pinacoteca di Brera, Via Brera, 28 – 20121 Milano,

My photos in this post are from 2008. I revised the text in 2018.

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