From 04 October 2019 to 01 March 2020

Curated by Pier Giovanni Castagnoli with Danka Giacon


The Museo del Novecento dedicates a large-scale review to the Italian artist Filippo de Pisis, a leading figure of the XXth century artistic scenario with a key role into the Italian painting between the two wars. With its city views, still life and seascapes the exhibition displays in Milan more than ninety paintings from the artist’s most lyrical production until March 2020.

“De Pisis”, promoted and produced by Comune di Milano | Cultura and by Electa publishing house with the support of Associazione per Filippo de Pisis, is curated by Pier Giovanni Castagnoli with Danka Giacon – curator of the Museo del Novecento.

The exhibition - presented in ten halls – follows a chronological path introducing to the viewer the universe of Filippo de Pisis (Ferrara, 1896 – Milan, 1956), starting from his debut in 1916 and from the meeting with De Chirico’s metaphysical painting and culminating with the early 50s, with his tragic hospitalization into the Villa Fiorita mental institution. The exhibited artworks come from the main Italian museum collections, including the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Ferrara, the Museo delle Regole Mario Rimoldi of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Turin, the Mart in Trento and Rovereto, Ca’ Pesaro in Venice and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome.
As a versatile painter, persistent traveler and poet, de Pisis passed through the XXth century crossing countries and artistic movements without ever complying to a unique trend. The several journeys to Milan, Rome, Venice, Paris and London provided a rich international perspective which ensured the uniqueness of his style , inspiring his artistic research and influencing his painting.
From “Le cipolle di Socrate” (1926) to “Soldatino francese” (1937), the exhibited artworks recall the main themes of the Italian artist. Emphasis is placed on his versatile brilliance and on the richness in subjects, ranging over the picturesque mountain landscapes to the most refined portraiture – able to brightly grasp the character personality without underestimating the still life compositions and the cityscapes.
Starting from springtime 2020 the exhibition will be hosted by the Museo Nazionale Romano of Altemps Palace, accordingly with the program dedicated to the Italian Novecento.

The exhibition is completed by a shared catalogue for the two venues, published by Electa.


Open Date Ticket 14 €
The ticket is valid from the day after the purchase.
Valid until February 21, 2020.

Full price ticket 12 €

Concessions 10 €
Visitors from 14 to 26 years old; visitors over 65 years old; visitors with disabilities; Touring Club members with card; FAI members with card; holders of the “Lunedì Musei” project tickets; holders of a TreNord train ticket to Milan; holders of the Trenord Io Viaggio card; holders of the Regione Lombardia museum subscription; soldiers; law enforcements off duty; teachers; holders of the Museo del Novecento ticket purchased the same day; holders of the de Chirico exhibition in Palazzo Reale, Milan ticket.

Special concessions 6 €
Children from 6 to 14 years old; Employees of the Municipal Administration with badge (plus one eventual chaperone 10 €); The City of Milan Civilian Service volunteers with badge; non-accredited journalists with valid press card.

Free Entry
Children up to 6 years old; an accompanying person for needing visitors with disabilities; accredited journalists with valid press card (accreditations will not be granted during festivities and on the weekend); ICOM members; tourist guides with valid card; State officers of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry Regional Authorities; supervisory commission members and firefighters with valid badge.

Family Special Concession
Adult 10 € (one or two adults)
Children 4 € (from 6 to 14 years old).

Special 2 x 1 Frecce Trenitalia
The Cartafreccia and/or Frecce ticket to Milan holders purchased no more than five days before the visit, paying a full price ticket will be entitled of a free ticket to an eventual chaperone (valid for the immediate entry at the exhibition).

Gruppi 10 €
Groups of minimum 15 visitors (max 25)
Free ticket for one accompanying person per group.

Touring Club or FAI Groups 6 €
Groups organized by Touring Club or FAI
Free ticket for one accompanying persone and one guide per group
Microphone system requred and included in the price (no prebooking).

Schools 6 €
Students groups of any age Gruppi di studenti di ogni ordine e grado
Free ticket for two chaperones per group
Microphone system requred and included in the price.

Click here to book your ticket online.

Mostre in corso

Current exhibitions



    ACACIA Prize 2022
    22 March 2022
    12 November 2022

    Curated by Gemma Testa and Iolanda Ratti


    Design 1960-1997
    29 April 2022
    06 November 2022

    Curated by Chiara Spangaro


    Histoire du Soldat
    10 May 2022
    27 November 2022

    Curated by Danka Giacon and Giulia Valcamonica


    Gli incontri
    01 July 2022
    06 November 2022

    Curated by Danka Giacon and Luisa Somaini

Come and visit

Come and visit

Discover a year of art

Discover a year of art

A look to masterpieces

A look to masterpieces

Museum & children

Museum & children


Museo del Novecento

Piazza Duomo, 8 Milano

T. +39 02 884 440 61
F. +39 02 884 440 62


Tuesday 10.00-19.30
Wednesday 10.00-19.30
Thursday 10.00-22.30
Friday 10.00-19.30
Saturday 10.00-19.30
Sunday 10.00-19.30

Last admission one hour before closing the museum.


Regular 10 €
Reduced 8 €