Exhibitions in Florence
A selection of current exhibits across the city, at major museums, private museums and galleries.
THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN
Casa Martelli - Until March 8, 2015
An interesting glance at the subject of the private devotions by some of the most important and influential Florentine families during the past centuries, particularly focusing on the Martelli family. A special itinerary will guide visitors to the discovery of both Casa Martelli Museum - with a totally original guided visit - and Villa La Quiete, usually closed to public.
Portraits of villages, seas and towns
Palazzo Pitti, Palatine Gallery, Sala delle Nicchie - Until March 1, 2015
A topographic and historical roundup focused on the faithful representation of reality on local maps and representations of battles for the occupation of the territory and the supremacy of the Medicean family.
Treasures from the Buccellati Foundation: From Mario to Gianmaria, 100 years of history in art of goldsmithery
Palazzo Pitti, Silver Museum - Until February 22, 2015
This is an unmissable event for all passionates of the Florentine goldsmith art, whose ancient tradition dates back to the times of Benvenuto Cellini (Florentine artist who lived during the first XVIth century, mainly famous for his gold-working capabilities). There will be over 100 goldsmith works realized by the two renowned contemporary artists, whom the exhibit is dedicated to.
Luci sul ‘900
Palazzo Pitti, Modern Art Gallery - Until March 8, 2015
A sort of historic and artistic jump back in time into the past of the Gallery of Modern Art at Palazzo Pitti in Florence, aimed to celebrate the centenary of its foundation (dating back to the 1914) and retrace all its past events that have contributed to the development of what - in its origin - was a simple gallery of modern art. A retrospection through its glorious past focusing, at the same time, on the years to come.
Museo Ferragamo - Until April 12, 2015
An exhibition showing works of some of the most representative and symbolic artists of the modern and contemporary art, consisting in a selection and comparison designed to highlight an important existential theme: the research of oneself and his own equilibrium, pursued through different means and represented, in turn, by equally different art means: picture, sculpture, photograph and writing.
Gherardo delle Notti: Bizzare Paintings and Merry Suppers
Florence, Uffizi Gallery - February 10 – May 24, 2015An exhibition completely dedicated to the works of Gerrit van Honthorst, the 17th century painter known in Italy as Gherardo delle Notti (nickname coming from the fact that he was particularly famous for depicting artificially lit scenes). This exhibit concentrates on the time he spent in Italy with 5 marvellous paintings among which there are three large works of merry suppers.
power and pathos. bronze sculptures of the hellenistic age
Firenze, Palazzo Strozzi - March 14 - June 21, 2015
An exhibit totally dedicated to the Hellenistic bronze sculptures for retracing the development of the Greek art from the IVth to the 1st century B.C. An interesting path through the artistic scene to the discovery of these wonderful works - including monumental statues representing heroes, divinities or athletes, as well as historical characters portraits - their historical, political, social context, and their relative discoveries. This exhibition, in fact, is also designed to contextualize each sculpture in its relative background, that is what make this event actually unique.
THE SHADOW'S COLOUR - FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WHITE AND BLACK EXHIBIT. PURCHASES FOR THE GALLERIES - FLORENCE 1914
Florence, Palazzo Pitti Modern Art Gallery - Until March 8, 2015
An event that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Palazzo Pitti Gallery of Modern Art through an exhibition of drawings, etchings and lithographs acquired in 1914 for an exhibit organised by the Belle Arti Society.
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.
HIGHLIGHTS ON THE xxth century - setup try for the future of the palazzo pitti modern art gallery
Florence, Modern Art Gallery - October 28, 2014 - March 3, 2015
This is a rich selection of great works that had never been exposed before, belonging to the last century and realized by some of the most important modern artists ever existed, like Carena, Casorati, De Chirico, De Pisis, Peyron, Rosai, Severini, Baccio Maria Bacci, Giovanni Colacicchi Carlo Carrà, Alberto Savinio, Marino Marini, Libero Andreotti, Antonio Maraini and many others. A sort of celebration of the 100th anniversary of the agreement between State and the city of Florence about the place modern masterpieces of art should have been exposed.
florence seen with fabio borbottoni's eyes
Florence, Ente CRF- February 17 - April 5, 2015
As part of the events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Florence as Capital of Italy, this exhibit is aimed to show the evolution of the city till today thanks to Borbottoni’s works and some of other painters of the late XIXth century.
a capital and its architect
Florence, State Archive - February 3 - June 6, 2015
Another event celebrating the 150th anniversary of Florence as Capital of Italy: this exhibition is quite totally dedicated to the architect Giuseppe Poggi and his urbanistic works for the city of Florence. Paintings, objects, papers and plastic models will be shown at the State Archive of Florence.
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.
Vicchio (FI), Giotto's House Museum - February 28 - April 6, 2015
Giotto’s birth house in Vicchio will be home to an interesting exhibit that includes many reproductions of his most famous paintings with the help of the cultural association named ‘Dalle Terre di Giotto e dell’Angelico’ (From Giotto and Angelico’s home lands).
Fiesole and the longobards
Fiesole (FI), Archaeological Museum - April 15, 2014 - April 30, 2015
An exposition displaying the grave goods found on the Garibaldi archaeological area and in Fiesole for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Archaeological Museum. Earrings, necklaces, rings, old swards and arrows dating back to VIIth century ac.
sculptures at the vicari palace
Scarperia (FI), Palazzo dei Vicari - December 8, 2014 - February 28, 2015
The courtyard of Palazzo dei Vicari is home to an exhibition of 8 sculptures belonging to several editions of the A. Beti Sculpture Symposyum in San Piero a Sieve.
Florence, Palazzo Borghese - December 6, 2014 - March 13, 2015A collection of more than 30 works including sculptures and other objects by the artist Michele Ghiro and his son Domenico.
taddei and etrusca - glass art and manufacturing in empoli during the early '900s
Empoli, MuVe (Museo del Vetro di Empoli) - Until June 2, 2015
An interesting collection of glass objects and manufacts dating back to the early '900s and produced in Empoli.
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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