Exhibitions in Florence
A selection of current exhibits across the city, at major museums, private museums and galleries.
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART - SELECTED ANTHOLOGY 2015
Florence, Tornabuoni Arte - December 12 - November 28, 2015
A rich and significant selection of works of current artists on the national and international scene, including some of the most recent young avant-garde artists, carefully set up thanks to the attentive research carried out by Tornabuoni Art. An artistic path through which visitors can retrace the most significant phases of modern and contemporary art.
alberto predieri's toy soldier collection
Florence, Ente CRF - December 17, 2014 - December 31, 2015
One of the most important national collection that includes several toy soldiers dating back to different times, from the XVIIIth century to the Italian Risorgimento (that period that leaded to the unification of Italy). These soldiers have been faithfully and excellently recreated, representing important and valuable examples of this kind of art.
Florence - Accademia Gallery - Until October 11, 2015
This exhibition is focused on the most beautiful Franciscan works of art (belonging to both picture and sculpture) from the XIIIth to the XVth centuries, whose quality standard reaches the highest levels. The exhibit is also aimed to point out not only the Franiscan art movement, but also the works being commissioned by the Franciscan order, highlighting the outstanding interest of this Catholic order for all art expressions. Among all the interesting objects on display, there's also the horn that Saint Francis was given by the Egyptian Sultan Malik-al-Kamil when they first met in 1219.
the illusion of sciltian
Florence - Villa Pardini e Peyron - From April 2 to September 6, 2015
One of the greatest anthological exhibits dedicated to the Armenian artist Gregorio Sciltian, who arrived in Italy in 1923 - where he lived and worked for most of his life - after fleeing away from his native Country following the Bolshevik revolution. About 112 works of art are on display for celebrating the 30th anniversary of his death, covering the 50 years long artistic life of the artist during the early ‘900’s.
dream and glory
Florence - Stibbert Museum - Until September 6, 2015
This exhibition is a sort of tribute to the great artist Stibbert and his extraordinary museum bearing the same name and housing one of the most important ancient arm collection in the entire world. The show is aimed to point out some of the greatest masterpieces that Stibbert used to collect, highlighting the magnificence and the rare beauty of these objects, as well as the cultural XIXth century backdrop during which Stibbert began to conceive the realization of his museum.
lapislazzuli - magic blue
Florence, Palazzo Pitti Silver Museum - From June 9 to October 11, 2015
An exhibit dedicated to this fascinating blue stone that, since Renaissance, has been evoking highly meaningful symbols. The lapis lazuli - that comes from the far East - has been always considered one of the most precious stones in the world, like gold and silver, and has always represented in the collective imagination the deep blue sea or the blue starlit sky. This extraordinary vase collection, expression of the Florentine Mannerism, is focused on both the artistic and the mineralogical side of these wonderful artifacts, that first Cosimo I dè Medici began to collect, later followed by his successors.
piero di cosimo - an "eccentric" florentine painter from the renaissance to the modern manner
Florence, Uffizi Gallery - From June 23 to September 27, 2015
An exposition dedicated to this eccentric and great Florentine painter and artist of the late Renaissance, unfortunately less famous than other artists of the same period. This exhibit come to life thanks to the collaboration between the Uffizi Gallery and the National Gallery of Washington and offers visitors 100 works, among which a few drawings and some paintings by other artists that experienced the same artistic interests and lived in close contact with Piero, like Filippino Lippi and Frà Bartolomeo.
carlo dolci - florence 1616 - 1687
Florence, Palatina Gallery of Palazzo Pitti - From June 30 to November 15, 2015
This exhibit is aimed to celebrate one of the greatest protagonists of the XVIIth century Florentine painting with more than 100 works on show, including also a few drawings. A sort of artistic exemplars to further confirm his wonderful talent in describing reality in a so hyper-realist manner: his works are so rich in details and his figures so perfectly defined that can hardly be distinguished from reality.
the house in the sun
Florence, Museum of Palazzo Davanzati - From June 13 to October 12, 2015
An exhibition dedicated to the objects for daily use from the XVIth to the XXIst century, aimed to highlight the popular ceramic art and its progessive, different use in the Italian daily life throughout centuries, according to the daily habits changings. Highlights also on the local pottery craftmanship, particularly prestigious in the international panorama.
lynn chadwick - retrospective for two gardens
Florence, Boboli and Bardini Gardens - Until August 30, 2015
Lynn Chadwick is one of the most important and renowned protagonists of the '900 British sculpture. This artistic project is focused on 23 of his works - preserved in an English park realized for housing sculptures - set in the Boboli and Bardini Gardens in a sort of itinerary to the discovery of this great artist's works and, at the same time, of the massive and impressive architectural structures of the two Florentine gardens.
in the name of the medici's - sacred treasures of the grand duke devotion
Florence, Museum of the Cappelle Medicee - Until November 3, 2015
An exposition dedicated to the best of the Grand Duke sacred collection, that the Medici Family cared a lot about. Varied sacred precious objects offered to Tuscan, Indian and Holy Land Sanctuaries by the Medici Family that testify their faith and devotion and, at the same time, their great richness and culture that, as a distinguishing feature, can be considered a sort of proclamation of their power.
human - antony gormley
Florence, Forte Belvedere - Until September 27, 2015
Antony Gormley is one of the most renowned sculptors still alive. For this project, he has decided to place his works on a particuarly suggestive stage, Florence - and, more specifically, the XVIth century fortress with its amazing views - for creating a sort of timeless connection with Florence during the Renaissance, when artists such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, ecc chose the city for promoting their art and culture. More than 100 works of art are scattered everywhere on the fortress, from the staircase to the terraces and ramparts, to create a perfect interaction among natural and architectural environment, man and art.
Florence, Arms Room of Palazzo Vecchio - Until October 31, 2015
The amazing Florentine Renaissance on an exhibit housed in the wonderful Arms Room in Palazzo Vecchio and narrated by the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli's one-of-a-kind voice. This should be considered a digital experience rather than a usual art exposition, with auditory and visual technological devices that give the history of Florence a modern and contemporary touch. The real history of the Cradle of Renaissance narrated alternatively in Italian and English, with events actually occured that come to life on the walls of the Arms Room, turning this performance into a magnificent, emotional experience.
the language of flowers
Florence, Gucci Museum - Until September 20, 2015
4 artists' works - realized from 1967 to 2012 - on show at Gucci Museum, focused on flowers, one of the Maison Gucci's favourite topic. The complex flower symbology of these works is aimed to evoke a visual and olfactory seductive harmony with visitors, who are supposed to understand the existential and cultural hidden meaning of flowers apparently frivolous iconography.
Florence, Carrozze Gallery Palazzo Medici Riccardi - Until September 27, 2015
Two artists that lived in two different epochs and countries and pursued a long spiritual trip from two quite different perspectives. Dante Alighieri and Salvador Dalì, two apparently completely different persons who shared an unlimited artistic vein that goes beyond the usual personal symbology. On exhibit, 100 illustrations that Dalí created inspired by the Divine Comedy, Dante’s epic masterpiece, showing his own exclusively personal perspective.
the ascent of orpheus
Bargello National Museum - Until October 11, 2015
9 panels and several multimedia projections by the contemporary artist Adi Da Samraj are aimed to recount - in a sort of expositive novel - the ancient myth about Orpheus and Eurydice in an exhibit that gives life to a perfect blend - totally revisited by the artist in a completely abstract perspective - between the ancient legend that has managed to withstand the test of time, and the modern technology supposed to tell the story.
inside the old kitchens
Poggio a Caiano, Medicean Villa and Museum of Still Life - Until October, 25 2015
Kitchens - as a meaningful representation of both concepts of home and family - are the main protagonists of this exhibit set in the Museum of Still Life in the Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano. Designed to expose one of the most peculiar and characteristic aspect of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries painting, this exhibit is divided into three sections: the first is dedicated to represent old kitchens' interiors, the second is focused on chefs, that are culinary artists, and the third on pantries, including works of art representing food storage cupboards and food and its making in general. On exposition, there are also some objects of daily use, font of inspiration for many artists who dedicated themselves to this art sector.
hero for florence. homage to david: saracino interprets michelangelo
Florence, Accademy Gallery - Until September 20, 2015
Personal - and original - interpretation of Michelangelo's David by the renowned Italian artist Antonio Pio Saracino who, by using the same material (the Carrara marble) has been able to realize a sort of giant decomposition of the original sculpture, like a congruent figure with same size and shape, but considerably - phisically and visually - lighter.
the power of myth
Florence, Buonarroti House - Until November, 15 2015
An interesting exhibition showing the plans for the facade of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, from Michelangelo to the XXth century contest. The location - Casa Buonarroti - has not been choosen by chance, obviously, since the old Michelangelo's wooden plan is still preserved here; during the XVIth century, the Florentine artist was, in fact, designed to realize the facade, but the project was suspended as fast as it had been started. From then onwards - till last century - several circumstances have caused the failure of this project, that has finally been dismissed, considered an "impossible work".
About Chiara RicciAlways interested in experiencing everything that attracts my curiosity (or almost everything!!), I’ve traveled around Europe looking for some place that could offer something different from my home... The result? Failed attempt, there’s no better place than home, especially if it’s Tuscany! My passion? To swim, as it helps people stay in touch with the side of nature that humans have not yet been able to conquer!
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