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Monuments aren’t the only reason to visit Florence, there is also a great and ever-changing selection of temporary exhibits across the city, at major museums, private museums, and galleries.
Of course, Florence isn't the only place in Tuscany that features interesting exhibits of art, archeology, and design! Check out Pistoia, Siena, Empoli, Lucca, Pisa and more. Check our calendar for exhibits throughout Tuscany for 2018 that you won't want to miss while touring the region.
Combine the fabulous art of Florence with a program of events and activities that will help introduce you to this wonderful city, click the month below to stay updated on the latest news.
Below are the highlights of some of the exciting shows available to the public in Florence, be sure to include at least one in your itinerary!
Le Gallerie degli Uffizi | SPAGNA E ITALIA IN DIALOGO
The Eagles of the Spanish Renaissance
When: February 27 - May 27, 2018
Address: Aula Magliabechiana, a new sala in the Uffizi.
Alonso Berruguete, Pedro Machuca, Bartolome Ordonez and Diego de Siloe were defined “Aguilas del Renacimiento Español” (The Eagles of the Spanish Renaissance) for the extraordinary skills that they demonstrated after their prolonged studies in Italy. The exhibition presents pieces of extraordinary quality, attributed with certainty to masters had received, at least part of, their training between Florence and Rome and who some of the first to witnesses of a language 'Renaissance'.
Palazzo Strozzi | NASCITA DI UNA NAZIONE
Birth of a Nation: from Guttuso, Fontana, and Schifano
When: March 16 - July 22, 2018
Address: Piazza Strozzi
Bringing emblematic works of art together for the first time to form a display illustrating the effervescence of Italian culture between the 1950s and the late ’60s, a journey through art that takes its cue from the triumph of Informal Art and leads us on through the images, gestures and figures of Pop Art in strident juxtaposition with the experimental vision of monochromatic painting, right up to the language of Arte Povera and of Conceptual Art.
Palazzo Strozzi | THE FLORENCE EXPERIMENT
The Art of tthe Banquet
Site-specific research project on empathy between humans and plants carried out by German artist Carsten Höller and plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso involving two monumental playground-style slides (20 meters high) open to the public!
Palazzo Pitti | MIRACULOUS ENCOUNTERS
Pontormo from drawing to painting
When: May 8 - July 29, 2018
Address: Sala Bianca
The exhibition compares three major paintings by Pontormo with their preparatory drawings to allow the study of the artistic processes of the great Tuscan artist in 1528-30, of which we know very little, due to the loss of some frescoes made in those two years.
Stibbert Museum | CONVITI E BANCHETTI
The Art of the Banquet
The exhibition aims to illustrate the art of decorating the table, from the Renaissance up to the nineteenth century through lively reconstructions of the equipment of the past. The banquet is indeed a phenomenon social and cultural that over the centuries has played an important role in the evolution of taste and of styles. the best architects and artists were called to set up celebrations of particular moments happy, like victories, marriages, or special occasions and still today representations survive paintings of some of the most sumptuous banquets in history.
Uffizi Gallery | IL CODICE LEICESTER
From Leonardo da Vinci
This exhibition kicks off the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death! For the first time in 20 years, the Leonardo Codex will be on display in Italy.