Exhibitions in Florence
Going on right now
The Myth, the Sacred and the Portrait
Until August 31 (extended) - Palatine Gallery, Palazzo Pitti
The Sala delle Nicchie in the Palatine Gallery hosts the special exhibit showcasing portraits from the repositories not generally seen by the public.
From Boldini to De Pisis
Until May 19 - Modern Art Gallery, Pitti Palace and Villa Bardini
The exhibit showcases special works of artists from the 20th century from Ferrara after several museums suffered earthquake damage in May 2012. The show includes still lifes, Parisian views, flowers and more from this collection of romantic artists in northern Italy.
Norma e Capriccio
Until May 26 - Uffizi Gallery
This exhibition, Norma e Capriccio: Spanish Artists in Italy in the Early Mannerist Period, is the first ever entirely devoted to the work of Spanish artists who traveled to Italy between 1500 and the 1520s to be a part of the cultural climate in Florence, Rome and Naples. The exhibit is divided by city alongside Italian contemporaries such as Andrea del Sarti, Pontorno and Jacopo Sansovino, with a final section showcasing their work once they returned home.
Luxury and Elegance
Until June 23 - Silver Museum, Palazzo Pitti
French Porcelain at Court and the Ginori Production House (1800-1830) is dedicated to the first 30 years of porcelain production by the Ginori di Doccia company. The porcelain created by the Ginori company spread across all of Europe given the exchange with and popularity of the very popular Sèvres.
Amid Medici Splendor
Until October 6 - Medici Chapels
In celebration of Pope Leo X, the first Medici pope, 500 years after his election to the Holy See. The exhibition tracks the life of Giovanni, Lorenzo the Magnificent's second son, from 1475 to 1515 and his legacy in artistic works commissioned in a magnificent period for both Florence and Rome.
The Springtime of the Renaissace
Until August 18 - Palazzo Strozzi
This year's exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi is dedicated to Sculpture and the Arts in Florence in the period 1400-1460. It seeks to illustrate the origin of what is known as the miracle of the Renaissance during that precise time through the study of sculpture of the "fathers" moving on to the developments of the arts in that important century. A show to visit to see some of the best works from Italy - which will then move on to Paris's Louvre in September.
Paths of Wonder
Until August 18 - Bargello National Museum
Beautiful exhibit highlighting recently restored works of art - Renaissace tapestries, jewelry and the large relief, polychromatic terracotta by Dello Delli, portraying the Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels (circa 1420).
Starting soon and later this year
From the Fleur de lis to the David
From May 14 through December 8 - Accademia Gallery
The exhibit focuses on art that enriched public buildings in Florence from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, including buildings that housed the "guild corporations" and administrative offices. The show highlights the allegorical references in the works of art, with both profane and religious themes mixed together, showcasing the beauty of the mastery in creating this works of art.
The Renaissance Dream
From May 21 through Septembber 15 - Palatine Gallery
This exhibition will offer visitors a chance to explore the fascinating idea of the Renaissance Dream, of importance in ancient mythology and used again in the Renaissance, particularly in works of religious art or the rediscovery of Classical mythology. A very rich and varied theme as the exhibit will show.
The Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici
From June 25 to November 3 - Uffizi Gallery
To mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici (1663-1713), the Uffizi Gallery will devote a celebratory exhibition to one of the most important collectors and patrons of the arts in the entire history of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
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