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The show

The Museum of Ancient Art of the Castello Sforzesco hosts an intervention by Barry X Ball, a Californian sculptor (1955) who has directed part of his most recent research to the reworking of famous sculptures, in a constant tension between tradition and innovation, high technology and history , essentiality and new meanings.

In the Sala degli Scarlioni (room XV), which houses some masterpieces of Lombard Renaissance sculpture, an unprecedented interpretation by Barry X Ball of Michelangelo's Pietà is presented to the public for the first time.
The work is placed in the pietra serena niche built in the mid-1950s by the BBPR architecture studio where Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini was exhibited until 2015.
The Pietà by Barry X Ball (2011-2018), carved in Iranian white onyx, enters into an ideal dialogue with Michelangelo's original sculpture, now in the Rondanini Pietà Museum in the Cortile delle Armi of the Castle.

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Castello
20121 Milan


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