Palazzo Morando hosts a special rebirth story, an exhibition that starts showing the deep wounds inflicted on our city at the end of World War II, and ends with its reconstruction in 1953. Vintage photographies, war relics, videos and other sources document ten crucial years for Milan, witnessing industrious, dynamic and proud nature of the Milan and its citizens.
The bombings in 1943 have distorted Milan, by striking the places which more symbolised its cultural, artistic, religious life: the cathedral, the Royal Palace, the “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci are just some examples of the war’s destruction, which changed the urban profile forever. The exhibition displays the situation in different parts of town focusing also on the daily life of displaced persons and the intense social relationships that intertwined in that period, from the solidarity of the collective canteens to the spontaneous economy of the black market. From these painful events, however, the rebirth of the city takes shape, in an exciting and vital reconstruction period. Among the finest examples, the reopening of La Scala with a triumphant concert directed by Arturo Toscanini in 1946.
"Milan’s Rebirth from 1943 to 1953"
Palazzo Morando - Costume Moda Immagine, until 12 February 2017.