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Exhibitions in Florence

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A selection of some of the more popular current exhibits across the city, at major museums, private museums and galleries.

Florence Capital City 1865-2015: The King's Gifts and Collections

Modern Art Gallery - November 19 - April 3, 2016

The King’s Bed Chamber - Royal Apartments, Palazzo Pitti

This exhibition is aimed to celebrate the anniversary of Florence as Capital City of Italy and, at the same time, to show the king Vittorio Emanuele II's artistic tastes and passions. Starting from November 18, 1865 - when the Parliament was moved from Turin to Florence - Palazzo Pitti became the new king's residence, where he collected many works of art that thus represent and testify his artistic style and enthusiasm, while giving an exact snapshot of the palace aspect during that period. For more info: http://unannoadarte.it/

Carlo Portelli, A Painter of Some Worth

Accademy Gallery - December 22 - April 30, 2016

Carlo Portelli, Charity, 1550-1560, wood panel, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Florentine painter that lived and worked during the late Renaissance, mainly known by art experts than the "amateur public" that usually visits the museums of Florence: Carlo Portelli is an original, innovative, creative and even uninhibited artist who dedicated himself to the conceptual and explicative painting. This exhibit shows about 50 of his works including paintings, documents and drawings, among which there's the majestic altarpiece representing the Immaculate Conception realized in 1566, universally considered his most important masterpiece and, at the same time, his most irreverent work for representing a naked Eva in the foreground. For more info: http://unannoadarte.it/

Rigour and Grace

Silver Museum at Palazzo Pitti - until May 17, 2016

Ferdinando Tacca, Crucifix, Santa Lucia sul Prato, Florence (currently undergoing restoration)

This exhibition is designed to show some late XVIIth century artists' works of art which are not so famous as many others of the same period and, at the same time, to focus on the recently restored places contiguous to the Palatine Chapel in Palazzo Pitti which, till nowadays, has been opened to public in rare occasions only and now included in the artistic itinerary of this unmissable show. A small but very ineresting artistic treasure belonged to one of the most important laical congregations in Florence, the Company of San Benedetto Bianco. More info: http://www.rigoreegrazia.it/

The Polyptych of Santa Croce by Adam Elsheimer

Palatine GalleryPalazzo Pitti - April - June 5, 2016

Adam Elsheimer, Tabernacle of the Holy Cross, oil on copper, Frankfurt, Städelscher Museums-Verein

The Galleria Palatina, in the special exchange with Städel Museum from Frankfurt, will be exhibiting the Adam Elsheimer’s Polyptych of the Holy Cross. The altarpiece, which once formed part of Cosimo II de’ Medici’s collection, will be accompanied by panels illustrating its history, dispersal and reassembly on the basis of archival documents.

From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections

Palazzo Strozzi - March 19 - July 24, 2016

Over one hundred masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s, in a narrative that reconstructs the relationship and the ties between the two sides of the Atlantic through the lives of two leading American collectors, Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim. This exhibition celebrates both the birth of the Neo-Avant-Garde movements after World War II and 67 years since the first exhibition by Peggy Guggenheim at Palazzo Strozzi Strozzina. For more info: http://palazzostrozzi.org/

Vasily Kandinsky, Dominant Curve, April 1936. Oil on canvas, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photo credit Kristopher McKay.


Author: Chiara Ricci

Always interested in experiencing everything that attracts my curiosity (or almost everything!!), I’ve traveled around Europe looking for some place that could offer something different from my home... The result? Failed attempt, there’s no better place than home, especially if it’s Tuscany! My passion? To swim, as it helps people stay in touch with the side of nature that humans have not yet been able to conquer!



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