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Exhibitions in Florence

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A selection of some of the more popular current exhibits across the city, at major museums, private museums and galleries. Learn more about some of the more intiguing contemporary art exhibits at our blog post

Villa La Quiete | HIDDEN MASTERPIECES | EXTENDED to Jan 15, 2017

Botticelli and Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio in exhibition

When: July 26 - October 30, 2016

Address: Via di Boldrone, 2, Florence

Hours: 26 July – 30 August: Tuesday and Saturday from 5pm to 8 pm / Thursday from 5pm to 11pm
1 September - 30 October : Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm


The idea is the realization of an itinerary which highlights the important collection of sacred items and reliques, as well as illustrate the history of the Villa. Here you will find the hidden Botticelli, on display together with masterpieces by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio and Michele di Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio. Entrance is free

Palazzo Pitti | SPLENDIDA MINIMA | extended until 8 Jan, 2017

Precious small sculptures in the Medici collections

When: June 21 - Nov 2, 2016

Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50123 Florence

For more Info Website

From Francesco I de' Medici's Tribune to the grand ducal treasure Silver Museum

The Gallerie degli Uffizi house the most important collection in the world of small sculptures in semi-precious stone carved chiefly in the Hellenistic and Roman eras, an extremely rare area of glyptic art. The skill, lost during the Middle Ages, was rediscovered and given a new lease on life in the Renaissance period.

This exhibition – the first ever to explore this specific theme – not only brings together the entire Medici collection of micro-sculptures but also showcases other works of sculpture carved in precious materials in such a way as to offer the visitor comparisons capable of highlighting the unique chromatic, technical and stylistic features of these objects d’art.

Palazzo Pitti | REAL TIME | until Jan 8, 2017

Clocks from Palazzo Pitti from XVII to XX century

When: September 13 - January 8, 2017

Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50123 Florence

For more Into Website

The monumental figure of Kronos by Gherardo Silvani will greet you for this special occasion in the courtyard of Palazzo Pitti, and will show you the path to follow towards the apartments of the Duchessa d’Aosta, where you can explore the different ways throughout time that the Florentines would tell time: spanning the Medici, Lorena and Sabauda reigns.Approximately 70 clocks have been selected from over 200 examples, most of which some way are tied to Palazzo Pitti. The criteria for the selection includes the form, the use of the clock and the environment in which it was kept.

Palazzo Strozzi | AI WEIWEI. LIBERO | until Jan 22, 2017

When: September 23 - January 22, 2017

Address: Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Florence

For more more info Website

Mirroring the artist’s relationship between tradition and modernity, key works will be hung in response to the architecture of the Palazzo Strozzi, a 15th century palace built as a political statement, and is considered to embody the history of the city of Florence.

MAF Museum | WINCKELMANN | until Jan 30, 2017

Winckelmann, Firenze e Gli Etruschi, il Padre dell'Archeologia in Toscana

When: May 26, 2016 - January 30, 2017

Address: Piazza Santissima Annunziata, 9b, 50121 Florence

For more Info Website

In honor of the 250 year anniversary of J.J. Winckelmann's untimely death, the exhibition focuses on the the German scholars contribution to archaeology in Tuscany. In particular, his contribution to the knowledge of Etruscan art and his studies were instrumental to the diffusion of the Etruscan myths in the European culture in the 17-1800’s. This is an excellent opportunity to view the Chimera and the bronze statue Minerva, both of which have their origins in Arezzo.

Uffizi Gallery | SCOPERTE E MASSACRI | until Jan 8

Ardengo Soffici and the avant garde in Florence

When: September 27 - January 8, 2017

Address: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Florence

Hours: See official website Website

An exhibition devoted to painter, writer, polemicist and art critic, Ardengo Soffici, the works of art on display include pieces by Segantini, Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Degas, Medardo Rosso, De Chirico, Carrà and more, in addition to Soffici’s own work. The pieces were selected chosen on the basis of Soffici’s explicit preferences and aversions, and are accompanied by critical pieces from his writings on art, guiding the visitor on a voyage of rediscovery to explore one of the most fertile and productive interpretations of the origins of contemporary art, with its crucial "discoveries" and equally drastic "massacres".

CRF | IN COLLEZIONE | until Jan 15

following a path from the XIII to XX century

When: October 1 - January 15, 2017

Address: Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, via Bufalini 6, Florence

Hours: Free Entrance only with a reservation and guided tour
Tel. +39 055 5384001 or email:

The exhibition is the conclusion of a project to organize the immense (over 900 pieces to choose from) collection of art by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze with pieces by Giotto and Filippino Lippi,as well as several more contemporary or modern pieces which tell the story of Florence.

Villa Bardini Peyron | DIVINA COMMEDIA | until Feb 26

by Venturino Venturi

When: September 29 - February 26, 2017

Address: Costa S. Giorgio, 2, 50125 Florence

Hours: See official website Website

Reflecting on Dante and the Divine Comedy through the eyes of a modern artist, Venturino Venturi born in Loro Ciuffenna in 1918, an exceptional representative of the second half of the 1900’s. There are 54 pieces in exhibition for the first time ever which represent pieces taken directly from Dante’s masterpiece “Divina Commedia”

Accademia Gallery | GIOVANNI DAL PONTE (1385-1437) | until March 12

protagonist for the late Gothic Humanism

When: November 22 - March 12, 2017

Address: Via Ricasoli, 58-60, 50122 Florence

Hours: See official website Website

The monographic exhibition with works from Giovanni dal Ponte (1385-1437). A Florentine artist with his own particular language for the late gothic period will feature a new canvas, the "Madonna and Child Enthroned". The work, which will be on display along with other paintings of the Tuscan painter from November 22 to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, comes from the deposits of various Museums from the Tuscan region.

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been over 24 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. And I soon learned that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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