Must See: Art Exhibits in Florence

Not only are we coming up to the end of the year, but we are also coming up to the closing date for many of the spectacular art shows happening in Florence.

No extended deadlines are on the horizon, so if you were looking to include one of these exhibitions in your itinerary then now is the time to make plans. Several exhibitions will be closing their doors between the first of the year and the end of January 2018, but new ones will be opening soon, so be sure to check our updated Florence exhibitions calendar.

If you are in the city, but art just isn’t your thing, then try to include one of these fabulous opportunities in your iitinerary: there are plenty of events happening this January and one of these dates is sure to be perfect for you.

Here are a few that we suggest you don’t miss!

Palazzo Strozzi

It is not often you will find these many great names under one roof: Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati. The exhibition “Cinquecento”, the last in a three part initiative, will be closing its doors on the impressive collection of sculptures, paintings and sketches from the 1500’s. (Closes January 21, 2018)

There are a few off site exhibitions open until February, for example, in Arezzo.

Museum Novecento

As the name suggests (‘900), this museum features modern and contemporary artwork – both Italian and international. For those of you who are intrigued by the variety modern art provides or if you are curious how trends began, then you won’t want to miss “REVOLUTION 9999“, a showing of “never before seen photographs and filmed material” from a group of radical architects active in Florence between 1968 to 1972, founded by Giorgio Birelli, Carlo Caldini, Fabrizio Fiumi and Paolo Galli. (Closes January 28, 2018)

MAF, the Museum of Archeology

This museum in Florence is many times overlooked in a city that is perhaps more widely known for its enormous contribution to the Renaissance life style. Yet the exhibition “Pretiosa Vitrea“, with over 300 pieces of glass from the Egyptians to the Etruscans to the Romans (and others), is really quite breathtaking, telling the stories of populations that can no longer speak for themselves. (Closes January 29, 2018)

 

  • Robyn Smith

    I saw the Cinquecento exhibition this week and enjoyed the art very much. I was exhausted by the end though having had to compete with children for the few spots to sit and rest for a moment. Getting old is hard work!

    • Glad to hear you went to the exhibition and enjoyed it! Fortunately there are kids at the museum nowadays, Palazzo Strozzi does a good job to get them there and involved in one way or another. Spending time at any museum is actually very tiring work, age not relevant ;-).