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Exhibitions in Florence

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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!

Uffizi Gallery | Antony Gormley, Essere

When: from 02/29/19 - 05/26/19

Where: Uffizi Gallery, Aula Magliabechiana (ground floor)

The exhibition brings together 15 works by Antony Gormley, made of different materials and scales, that explore the body in space and the body as space. Twelve sculptures are on display in the Aula Magliabechiana, the expansive new ground floor gallery, two further works are placed in the context of the historic collection and another is installed on the terrace of the Uffizi.

Read more about the exhibition - and our favorites works - on our blog post here.


When: from 03/09 - 07/14/19

Where: Palazzo Strozzi and National Museum of the Bargello

First ever retrospective dedicated to one of the symbols of the Renaissance, Andrea del Verrocchio, who was Leonardo da Vinci's master. The exhibit has over 120 works showcasing masterpieces by Verrocchio and of other artists of the era, including works by Leonardo da Vinci (with 5 works, some in Italy for the first time ever), Desiderio da Settignano, Domenico del Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Bartolomeo della Gatta and Lorenzo di Credi.

As part of the exhibit, the National Museum of the Bargello is also hosting a special section dedicated to Verrocchio.

The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture and drawings, with many on loan from over 70 international museums and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, and from the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence.

Read more about the exhibition and see photos of our visit on our blog post here.


Opificio delle Pietre Dure | The 20th Century for the Opificio delle Pietre Dure

When: from 12/11/18 to 05/04/19

On show panels in hard and soft stones made by young Florentine artists who took part in a competition in 1953 to relaunch the technique of working with stone to create paintings, what the Opificio is known for. Their works were successful in renewing in a contemporary way the ancient tradition of the workshop, which dates back to Ferdinando I de' Medici's reign in 1588.

The small exhibition allows the visitor to explore the techniques used by the workshop in creating all of its work.

Where: Museo dell'Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Via Alfani 78

Entrance: € 4, open from Monday to Saturday 8.15am-2pm

Author: Lourdes Flores

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