From June 15th to September 1st, 2024 Palazzo Reale presents “Philippe Halsman. Lampo di genio.”

Philippe Halsman is among the greatest portrait photographers in the history of photography, having signed 101 LIFE covers, more than any other photographer and creating extraordinary portraits for their strength and psychological depth.

Halsman was always able to work between gaze and introspection, immediate insight, a flashes of genius and a refined technique. For his iconic “Jumpology” series he managed to make crowned heads, scientists, heads of state and movie stars jump in front of his lens, and with Salvador Dalí he invented images as true performance art.

This first Italian retrospective, produced in collaboration with the Philippe Halsman Archive in New York, celebrates his work by presenting more than 100 photographic prints, enhanced by videos and various materials.

A series of extraordinary images, the result of great professionalism, subtle irony and profound lightness.


For further information please visit Philippe Halsman Lampo di genio


An exhibition Comune di Milano - Cultura Palazzo Reale | Contrasto | Civita Mostre e Musei

Curated by Alessandra Mauro

Opening Times

closed on monday
tuesday - sunday 10.00 - 19.30
thursday 10.00 - 22.30
last entrance 1 hour before closing time


Open ticket 17,00 euros
Full price 15,00 euros
Reduced price 13,00 euros

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