On the occasion of the Women’s Weeks, the days that, from the 29th June to the 10th July 2015 Expo dedicates to events, discussions and entertaining moments to highlight the figure of the woman, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano tells, at its Pavilion, the female faces of the Milan Cathedral.
Through daily guided tours, from 10.00 to 18.00, in Italian and English aimed both at an adult public and schools or families with children, it will be offer a gaze over the women who, from the XIV to the XX century signed the key stages for the Duomo, stages protagonist of a photographic exhibition set up for the occasion.
Strong and determining women, bearers of stories. From St. Agnes, among the most ancient sculptures created for the Cathedral and protector of the Visconti family, to which we owe the construction of the Duomo with the figure of Gian Galeazzo Visconti in the far 1386, to the Virgin Mary, who embraces and symbolically protects the Cathedral with her mantle, (since the beginning symbol of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo), to St. Helen, Emperor Constantine’s mother, portrayed in a stained glass window in the Cathedral left nave representing the recovery of the Holy Nail in the Holy Land.
There also are Eve, St. Tecla, St. Frances Cabrini, patron saint of migrants, whose image is sculpted on the Duomo di Milano in the spire G103 on the apse area, recently adopted by The International Patrons of Duomo di Milano within the fundraising project Get your Spire, and the renowned Madonnina, the sculptures 4.16 meters high, designed by Giuseppe Perego and, since the 30th December 1774, placed on the Main Spire, symbol of the Duomo and of the city of Milan.
Come discover all the women of the Duomo in Expo!
Pavilion of the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano
Expo Milano 2015
Rho Fiera Milano
Decumano near Ingresso Triulza, west side