An Autumn of Art: New & Closing Soon Exhibitions in Florence

Fall has arrived in Florence, bringing with the wind news in the art world: there are several interesting new exhibitions opening up enriching the collections of Florence’s museums during these last few months of the year.

If you’re in Florence soon, you still have the chance to also enjoy 2 important contemporary art exhibitions that begun this summer and which are in their last few weeks. Let’s start with those.

Last days to see…

Tony Craigg at the Boboli Gardens

Until October 27th, 2019 at the Boboli Gardens

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The Boboli Gardens offer the backdrop to one of the most representative works by English master Tony Craigg, one of the most appreciated sculptors in the contemporary art world. The imposing sculptures stand out in the monumental garden, surprising visitors as they find themselves in front of an unexpected dialog between the old and modern.

“A perfect day” by Massimo Listri & “My Land” by Davide Rivalta

Until October 20, 2019 at the Forte Belvedere

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Open for a few months every year, the Forte Belvedere has become a true exhibition center hosting important contemporary art exhibits over the last 6 years. This year two Italian artists were chosen: Massimo Listri who created new photographic shots of Florence’s Renaissance architecture and Davide Rivalta with several of his animal sculptures.

New exhibitions…

Shaped by Fire.
Bronze sculpture in Florence during the Last Medici

September 18, 2019 – January 12, 2020 in Palazzo Pitti

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An exhibit dedicated, for the first time ever, to the bronze sculptures of the Baroque era, starting from works by Giambologna.

Natalia Goncharova in between Gauguin, Matisse & Picasso

September 28, 2019 – January 12, 2020 at Palazzo Strozzi

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Palazzo Strozzi hosts an important exhibit dedicated to the Russian artist Natalia Goncharova, one of the most interesting female figures in the 20th century art scene. The over 130 works by the artist take the visitor on a journey between Moscow and Paris, where she mainly lived, and through the many styles and genres she worked in. The works by Goncharova are placed in contrast to well-known works by celebrated artists of her times such as Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Umberto Boccioni, all of which render the exhibit even more unique.

Pietro Aretino and the Art of the Renaissance

November 26, 2019 – March 3, 2020 in the Aula Magliabechiana at the Uffizi Gallery

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The exhibit concentrates on a great intellectual figure of the 1500s, Pietro Aretino, who happened to live through, and fomented with his writings, an important period in the history of Italian art: the period in which Michelangelo and Raphael were affirming their genius in Rome and in which Renaissance culture was spreading across Europe. Aretino lived, in the middle of “Modern Mannerism”,

At the feet of Gods.
Footwear from the Classical to Contemporary Times

December 16, 2019 –  April 19, 2020 at the Museum of Fashion and Costumes at Palazzo Pitti

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The exhibit will take visitors through a fascinating ride in the history of footwear, exploring its evolution through the centuries and its role, including social, in the world, from the ancient Greeks to today.