THE MUSEUM OF SANT’EUSTORGIO

The Museum of the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio includes the early Christian burial ground, the Chapter house, the monumental sacristy of the ancient Dominican monastery, and the Portinari Chapel.

The Chapter house is documented as one of the buildings of the Dominican monastery since the 13th century, and it features a vaulted ceiling supported by columns. Some paintings and a polychrome-stone statue of Saint Eugenius, from the late 13th century, are on display here.

The monumental sacristy was built in 1565 and its walnut cabinets – commissioned to a Milanese carver by the Negroli brothers – were installed soon afterwards. Liturgical objects and vessels and precious reliquaries are displayed inside the cabinets, giving evidence of the devotion and affection of many Milanese families for the Dominican monastery. Several of these objects, which are referred to in the archives, are unfortunately now lost.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Vincenzo Agnetti – Autoritratti Ritratti, Scrivere

from October 23, 2019 to January 18, 2020 – EXTENDED until March 8, 2020.

Divided into two sections – “Self-portraits Portraits” and “Writing”, the show focuses on a selection of the artist’s works that includes…

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Vincenzo Agnetti – Autoritratti Ritratti, Scrivere

from October 23 to January 18, 2020

Divided into two sections – “Self-portraits Portraits” and “Writing”, the show focuses on a selection of the artist’s works that includes…

DISCOVER

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THE MUSEUM’S HERITAGE

The Sant’Eustorgio Museum is home to the famous Portinari Chapel, a jewel of the Italian Renaissance, and stands on the ruins of an Early Christian Necropolis, as well as being the guardian of numerous artworks of different nature.

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