The city features many “house museums” where it is possible to view the art collections within their original habitat and here the enlightened aura of the patrons may still be perceived clearly.
A beautiful 1930’s apartment building designed by Piero Portaluppi in the restrained Milanese Art Decò style is the location that awaits us. Here Mariedda di Stefano and her husband Antonio Boschi have planned a real cultural party where Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Mario Sironi, Lucio Fontana, and Giorgio De Chirico
are but a few of the Italian creatives we shall meet. Their metaphysical, surrealist and spatial expressions of great nobility and purity are a sweet solace for our jaded 21st century eyes. It has taken our loving hosts 50 years to plan this get – together… but now the period furniture is just right, the paintings cover the walls from floor to ceiling, the light streams just beautifully from the stained glass doors… I can almost hear the tinkling of the piano as we walk in.
Whilst you are here, continue with a brief architectural tour of the nearby Liberty style neighbourhood or jazz it up
with an evening cocktail Q&A!