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Triennale di Milano
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LocationViale Alemagna 6, 20121, Milan, Italy
Coordinates45°28′21″N 9°10′26″E / 45.4724°N 9.174°E / 45.4724; 9.174Coordinates: 45°28′21″N 9°10′26″E / 45.4724°N 9.174°E / 45.4724; 9.174
CollectionsTwentieth-century art
DirectorAndrea Cancellato
CuratorSilvana Annacchiarico

The Triennale di Milano is a design and art museum in the Parco Sempione in Milan, in Lombardy in northern Italy. It is housed in the Palazzo dell'Arte, which was designed by Giovanni Muzio and built between 1931 and 1933; construction was financed by Antonio Bernocchi and his brothers Andrea and Michele.[1]: 1948 

The Milan Triennial, an international exhibition of art and design, was held at the museum thirteen times between 1936 and 1996,[2] and – after a break of twenty years – again in 2016.[3]

Since 2003 the Triennale has awarded the triennial Gold Medal for Italian Architecture (Italian: Medaglia d'oro all'architettura italiana).[4]

A permanent museum of Italian design, the Trienniale Design Museum, was opened in 2007.[5]: 51  It hosts design, architecture, and the visual, scenic and performing arts.

The building houses a theatre, the Teatro dell'Arte, which was also designed by Muzio.[5]: 51 

In 2019, the XXII Triennale was celebrated under the title "Broken Nature", focusing on design approaches that explore the relations between humans, nature and other species.


  1. ^ Dario Marchesoni, Luisa Giussani (1985). La Triennale di Milano e il Palazzo dell'arte. Milan: Electra. ISBN 9788843511723.
  2. ^ Milan Triennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Architecture. Paris: Bureau International des Expositions. Archived 4 September 2011.
  3. ^ 21st century. Design after Design. Paris: Bureau International des Expositions. Accessed November 2017.
  4. ^ Luca Trombetta (16 December 2015). Un restauro che vale oro (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Accessed February 2018.
  5. ^ a b Maria Grazia Bellisario Angela Tecce (2012). I luoghi del contemporaneo 2012 : contemporary art venues. Roma : Gangemi, 2012. ISBN 9788849224108.

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