Exhibitions in Florence
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Florence Biennale - International Contemporary Art
From November 30 to December 8 - Fortezza da Basso
Head to the splendid Fortezza da Basso for the 9th edition of the New Florence Biennale, international event dedicated to showcasing contemporary artists and their work. The edition will highlight the work of artists under 30 from all over the world. The Biennale, open everyday, will also offer visitors seminars and meetings with internationally renown artists.
Horne & Friends: Florence, A Dream to Save
Until December 7 - Horne Museum
An exhibit dedicated for the first time to the life of the collector Herbert Percy Horne, with video, drawings, notes and letters from his library.
From the Fleur de lis to the David
Until January 6 (extended) - 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.
Renaissance from Florence to Paris and Back
Until December 31 - Villa Bardini
The treasures of the Renaissance from the Museum Jacquemart-André in Florence showcases the importance of the antiques market in Florence in the late 1800s when no Italian law yet regulated the immense patrimony of works of art and these were traded and sold. Many of the extraordinary works of the Italian Renaissance seen in great museums of the world were sold in that time period, particularly by the "Prince of Antiques" Stefano Bardini. The exhibit permits the return of some of these works to come back to Florence.
The Impressionists at Palazzo Pitti
Until January 5 - Pitti Palace, Modern Art Gallery
12 works of art by the greatest masters of the Impressionism make their way to Florence to the Pitti Palace from Paris's Musee d'Orsay: Degas, Monet, Cezanne, Renoir and Pissarro.
Giorgio Vasari and the "Allegory of Patience"
Until January 5, 2014 - Palazzo Pitti, Palatine Gallery
An exhibition centered on one of the most significant paintings in the Medici collections, The Allegory of Patience, which holds a complex collectors’ history. Initially attributed to Parmigianino in the inventories of Palazzo Pitti, then catalogued in the museum’s first guides under the name of Francesco Salviati, it was yet later attributed to Girolamo Siciolante by Federico Zeri. Today, the painting is recognised as fruit of the collaboration between Giorgio Vasari and Spanish artist Gaspar Becerra.
Matthiaa Corvinus and Florence: Art and Humanism at the Court of the King of Hungary
Until January 6, 2014 - San Marco Museum
2013 marks the celebration of Hungarian culture in Italy and thus the exhibition marks the special relationship that King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary established with Florence and its artists, its illuminators and indeed with the entire cultural circle of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
The Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici
Until January 6 (extended) - 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.
Until January 4, 2014 - Marino Marini Museum
Info:+39 055 219432 - www.museomarinomarini.it
Izis. The Poet of Photography
Until January 6, 2014 - MNAF - Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia
Info:+39 055 216310 - http://www.alinari.it/it/museo.asp
- Pietro Annigoni: presence of an Artist, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death
Until January 6, 2014 - Spazio Mostre - Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Info:+39 055 5384001 - www.entecarifirenze.it
- Bronzino, De Chirico and other restorations at Siviero’s house
Until January 6, 2014 - Museum Casa Siviero
Info:+39 055 2345219 - +39 055 4382652 - www.museocasasiviero.it
- Donato Di Zio. Dante atmospheres
Until January 10, 2014 - Biblioteca Riccardiana, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Info:+39 055 212586 - www.riccardiana.firenze.sbn.it
- Boccaccio author and copyist
Until January 11, 2014 - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Info:+39 055 210760 - www.bmlonline.it
- Unstable Territory. Borders and identity in contemporary art
Until January 19, 2014 - Strozzina presso Palazzo Strozzi
Info:+39 055 2645155 - www.strozzina.org
The Russian Avantguard, Siberia and the Orient: Kandinsky, Malevič, Filonov, Gončarova
Until January 19, 2014 - Palazzo Strozzi
The first international exhibition that recognizes the influence of Eastern and Eurasian influences on Russian modernism will open in September at Palazzo Strozzi. Visitors will follow the steps of the "barbarians" of the Avantguard as they explored new sources for inspiration right before the October Revolution of 1917, from the stone figures of the Neolithic age, the Siberian shamanic rituals, the Chinese popular prints, Indian philosophy.
The Amazing Shoemaker
Until March 31, 2014 - Ferragamo Museum, P.za Santa Trinità, 5
The museum addresses the story of shoes and shoemakers through fairy tales, a form of storytelling as a source of man's creative genius in times of trouble.
Hats between art and extravaganza
Until to May 18 2014 - Palazzo Pitti, Costume Gallery
- The way to the Prince: Machiavelli from Florence to San Casciano
from December 10 to February 28 2014 - Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Info:+39 055 24919201 +39 055 24919257 - www.bncf.firenze.sbn.it
- A new homeland of the spirit. Florence and the Venetian artists of the early twentieth century
from December 13 to February 9 2014 - Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi
- Never seen before: Turnabout. The hidden side of the collections
from December 17 to February 2 2014 - Galleria degli Uffizi, Sala delle Reali Poste
Bill Viola. Self portrait-Submerged
from December 17 to December 22 - Uffizi Gallery, San Piero Scheraggio
Cortona. The Dawn of the Etruscan Princes
Until July 31, 2014 - Archeological Museum, P.zza della S.S. Annunziata
A collection of over 200 pieces from the Etruscan tombs in the area around Cortona.
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