Milan, the city of art and fashion, offers an extraordinary array of cultural and artistic experiences. Among the numerous institutions that punctuate the city, Fondazione Prada and Bar Luce are two unique places that blend the worlds of art, design, and gastronomy into a timeless experience.
Fondazione Prada: Where Art and Architecture Converge
Fondazione Prada is one of Milan's most prestigious art institutions, founded in 1993 by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli. The institution is known for its dedication to exploring the intersection of contemporary art, fashion, and culture. Fondazione Prada is housed in an extraordinary structure designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, which is a work of art in itself. The building spans over 19,000 square meters and includes exhibition spaces, cinemas, a library, a café, and a garden, offering a variety of cultural experiences.
The exhibitions hosted by Fondazione Prada are always innovative and thought-provoking, showcasing works by world-renowned contemporary artists and providing the audience with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in contemporary art.
Bar Luce: Wes Anderson's Cinematic Tribute
Located within Fondazione Prada, Bar Luce is a unique establishment conceived by filmmaker Wes Anderson. This bar and café pays homage to cinema and the vintage aesthetics of the 1950s and 1960s. The atmosphere at Bar Luce is an experience in itself, with its pastel colors, striped wallpaper-covered walls, and vintage billiard tables. The bar's design evokes the atmospheres of Anderson's films, creating a cinematic setting that feels like it's straight out of one of his works.
The Bar Luce menu offers a selection of classic beverages, sweets, sandwiches, and light dishes, all served in a charming atmosphere that transports visitors to another era.
A Unique Experience in Milan
Fondazione Prada and Bar Luce represent an extraordinary fusion of contemporary art, innovative architecture, and cinematic design. A visit to these places offers a unique perspective on the interplay between creativity and culture, where art, cinema, and design come together to create a captivating experience.
Fondazione Prada is open 7 days a week, from Monday to Sunday, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. Take part in the guided tours offered in our leisure activities programme: you can enjoy a visit to discover all the secrets of Milan's most famous contemporary art museum!
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