Man's great adventure of discovery (1906–1990)
“CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. The Human Adventure of Discovery (1906 – 1990)” is the exhibit chosen by the Museo delle Culture to pay homage to the Italian 20th Century in the framework of the artistic and cultural program of events that the City of Milan devotes this year to this important historical and artistic period. This exhibition falls within the “Geographies of the Future” project, a story about ‘geographic knowledge’ meant as a survey of lands and cultures through the lenses of different research disciplines. By way of three exhibitions on schedule from 28 September to 14 April 2019 (besides “Captains Courageous”, the exhibits “Only the River Remains to Speak” and “The Art of Banksy. A Visual Protest”), the Museo delle Culture will reflect together with visitors on the theme of ‘geography’, in the attempt to understand what types of ‘geography’ will define the boundaries of our knowledge in the future world. “Captains Courageous” is a dedicated tale on the frontiers of 20th century explorations conceived in the scientific and cultural circles of Milan and Lombardy, touching mountain summits, space, and the depths of the earth, notably the latest geographic borders probed by professional explorers in a period – namely from the first decades of the 20th century up to today’s time – when the mapping of emerged lands had by now been completed thanks to the work of 19th century pioneers.
The wide and varied heritage on display at the exhibition, curated by an interdisciplinary scientific committee including Franco Farinelli, Anna Maria Montaldo, Carolina Orsini and Anna Antonini, is enriched by a multimedia setup by Karmachina in partnership with Angelo Linzalata and Marina Cinciripini and the participation of students from the Master’s in Visual Arts for the Digital Age of IED Istituto Europeo di Design.

Accompanying this free-admittance exhibition on schedule until 10th February 2019 is a catalogue and an audio guide.



Mon 2.30 pm –7.30 pm Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30 am – 7.30 pm Thur, Sat 9.30 am –10.30 pm


MUDEC Museo delle Culture via Tortona 56, CAP 20144 Milan |
Exhibition setup video
Laura Barbalini - INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
Music - Beyond the finish line, Dexter Britain
28 September 2018 / 10 February 2019