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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 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!


EXTENDED TO APRIL 3rd, 2018

Palazzo Riccardi Medici | MADE IN NEW YORK: KEITH HARING

The Origins of Street Art

MADE IN NEW YORK: KEITH HARING: Florence Italy

When: October 25 - February 6, 2018

Address: Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129, Florence

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Palazzo Medici Riccardi has put on display the street artist Keith Haring from the private collection of Paolo Buggiani who would describe Haring as a "Genius and talent”. He saved approximately 50 drawings and the first black-and-white chess pieces covering the expired advertisements.


Palazzo Pitti | IL SETTECENTO. UNA SELEZIONE

The 1700’s. A Selection.

When: February 7 - April 15, 2018

Address: Sala delle Nicchie at Palazzo Pitti

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18th century masterpieces. Seventeen of those paintings have been “selected”, from storage and from other exhibition rooms in the museum, to illustrate the themes and tastes of a complex, varied century in which opposites met and clashed, sparking rapid and ceaseless change.


Le Gallerie degli Uffizi | SPAGNA E ITALIA IN DIALOGO

The Eagles of the Spanish Renaissance

SPAGNA E ITALIA IN DIALOGO in Florence, Italy

When: February 27 - May 27, 2018

Address: Aula Magliabechiana, a new sala in the Uffizi.

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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'.


EXTENDED TO APRIL 15th, 2018

Accademia | TESSUTO E RICCHEZZA A FIRENZE

Wool, silk and art in the 1300’s

TESSUTO E RICCHEZZA A FIRENZE in Florence, Italy

When: December 5, 2017 - March 18, 2018

City: Florence

Where:Galleria dell’Accademmia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122

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Luxurious Florentine fabrics were requested throughout the old continent reaching even the most distant destinations, from the Middle East to Asia and even further. The quality of the wool, and later the silk, of the Florentine products reached, despite the very high costs of raw materials and dyes, a unequaled level of excellence. In spite of wars, frequent epidemics, as well as financial crises and social conflicts this was the new art of Florence. The exhibition highlights examples of material and textile in paintings.


Opera di Santa Croce | MATERNITA’ DIVINE

Divine Motherhood

Exhibits, art shows and events in Florence, Italy

When: December 12, 2017 - March 24, 2018

City: Florence

Where:Largo Piero Bargellini, Florence, 50122

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A fine collection of wooden sculptures from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century as examples of motherhood. Showing for the first time to the general public 16 valuable and large wooden sculptures related to the theme of the Madonna and the Nativity. All the works, some of which unpublished, come from different dioceses of Basilicata, Italy, where the Marian cult is still very much felt today.


Bargello Museum | DA BROOKLYN al BARGELLO: GIOVANNI DELLA ROBBIA

a painting from Antinori and Stefano Arienti

Exhibits, art shows and events in Florence, Italy

When: November 9, 2017 - April 8, 2018

City: Florence

Where:Bargello Museum, Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122

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This exhibition features a masterpiece from the Italian Renaissance, today of property of the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. For the first time in 120 years this beautiful ceramic piece of artwork will be presented to the public, in all its splendor, at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. At the beginning of the 16th century, the Antinori family, a name commonly associated with Tuscan wine, commissioned by Giovanni della Robbia (Florence, 1469-1529 / 30) the lunette with the "Resurrection of Christ" to decorate Villa Le Rose, the country residence just outside Florence.


EXTENDED TO April 30th, 2018

Bargello Museum | RELIQUARIO DI MONTALTO

art from the earthquake zone of the Marche

Exhibits, art shows and events in Florence, Italy

When: September 27, 2017 - January 30, 2018

City: Florence

Where:Bargello Museum, Via del Proconsolo, 4, 50122

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Don't miss the opportunity to see this splendid artefact, attributed to the French artist Jean Du Vivier - active in Paris at the court of Charles V, in the second half of the fourteenth century century. With the unfortunate events of October 2016 and the devastating earthquake, this piece is now in the Maddalena Chapel of the Bargello Museum, by the generous courtesy of the Sistine Episcopal Museum of Montalto.

Besides the opportunity to view an amazing piece of art, the exhibition also aims to support fundraising intended for the restoration of the museum of Montalto and of other monuments damaged by the earthquake, belonging to the museum network of the Museo Sistini del Piceno.


Santo Stefano al Ponte | MONET EXPERIENCE

become one with these masterpieces

Exhibits, art shows and events in Florence, Italy

When: until May 1, 2018

City: Florence

Where: Santo Stefano al Ponte, Piazza di Santo Stefano, 5, 50122

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A sensorial immersion inside the masterpieces of a painter who has thrilled his audience as no-one else before, expressing the beauty of nature in the unique moment of its own revelation. These works by the Great Master Monet and other major Impressionist artists appear in a 360° environment on the huge screens with spectacular colors.


Palazzo Strozzi | NASCITA DI UNA NAZIONE

Birth of a Nation: from Guttuso, Fontana and Schifano

Birth of a Nation: Palazzo Strozzi

When: March 16 - July 22, 2018

Address: Piazza Strozzi

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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.



Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take long to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.



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