Milan, March 10 a tour to discover works dedicated to women in the city's museums

Milan celebrates International Women's Day with numerous initiatives. And on Friday, March 10, free admission to civic museums for all women: the City Council offers an itinerary of artworks dedicated to the female universe.

Milan celebrates International Women’s Day with numerous initiatives, from the center to the neighborhoods thanks to the collaboration between the City Council, institutions, museums and the nine municipalities.

Among the main events is theinauguration of March 8 Park, in the area of the former Porta Vittoria station. A new green area with bicycle and pedestrian paths, games for children with spaces and tables for the entire neighborhood to socialize. Two poems by Antonia Pozzi read by actress and director Elisabetta Vergani open and close the ceremony.

Free admission to civic museums for all women is provided onFriday, March 10. The City Council is offering an itinerary of works of art dedicated to the female universe in museums, museum houses, at the Monumentale and Castello Sforzesco. In particular, the museums involved and with free admission for women will be Museo del Novecento, GAM - Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano, Palazzo Morando, Mudec Museo delle Culture, Museo Archeologico, Museo del Risorgimento and the Cimitero Monumentale open-air museum.

Also already online is the revamped women’s toponymy website, which has on its cover an image taken from the city mural dedicated to poet Alda Merini. The “women’s streets” page (accessed from the website Milano-città-delle-donne), created by the City’s Toponymy Sector, groups together in a single itinerary the streets, squares, monuments and stumbling stones (a reminder of those deported to concentration camps) dedicated to women. Milan has a tradition of naming city streets and places after women; since 2017 it has aimed to rebalance the gender balance in the headings, to make, even symbolically, Milan a city of women and men. Knowing the biographies of women to whom streets, squares, monuments, gardens, promenades and stumbling stones are named is a way not to forget and to renew the commitment to the recognition of equality in this way as well.

Other initiatives will cover different areas: art and city history, cinema and theater, medicine and psychology, law, rights, equal opportunity and gender.

All the events can be seen in the dedicated section

Milan, March 10 a tour to discover works dedicated to women in the city's museums
Milan, March 10 a tour to discover works dedicated to women in the city's museums

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