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Exhibitions in Florence

Art Shows, Design Exhibits & Archeology

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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

Of course, Florence isn't the only place in Tuscany that features interesting exhibits of art, archeology and design! With Pistoia topping the list as Capital of the Culture for 2017 followed by Siena, Empoli, Lucca, Pisa and more. Check our calendar for exhibits throughout Tuscany for 2017 that you won't want to miss while touring the region.

Combine the fabulous art of Florence with a program events and activities that will help introduce you to this wonderful city, click the month below to stay updated on the latest news.


Below are the highlights of some of the exciting shows available to the public in Florence, be sure to include at least one in your itinerary!

Accademia Gallery | GIOVANNI DAL PONTE (1385-1437) | March 12 - extended to April 17

protagonist for the late Gothic Humanism

When: November 22 - April 17, 2017

Address: Via Ricasoli, 58-60, 50122 Florence

Hours: Read this page

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.


Palazzo Medici Riccardi | LA BELLEZZA SALVATA | March 26

Firenze 1966-2016

When: 1 Dec - March 26, 2017

Address: Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Florence

For more Info Website

The exhibition, La Bellezza Salvata or Rescued Beauty,' is presented as an itinerary through some of the places most affected by the flood of '66 (museums, collections, libraries, archives, & places of worship), and set at Palazzo Medici Riccardi (where the Medici Museum was located in 1966 and unfortunately destroyed by the water). It features a selection of works and artifacts that combine artistry with historical features and documentaries, and highlights the need to finish restoring several pieces which still remain hidden and damaged after the flood 50 years ago.


Santo Stefano al Ponte | KLIMT EXPERIENCE | April 2 -

extended to May 1

a new interactive immersive exhibition

When: until May 1, 2017

Address: Piazza di Santo Stefano, 50122

Hours: See official Website

Klimt is an artist to be discovered and recounted. This is the aim of this exhibition project: to thrill, fascinate, and amaze visitors young and old, inviting them to become better acquainted with the man and the artist, to understand his works, and to learn to interpret his style thanks to the spectacular display of details and his pictorial technique.

Art and Fashion Exhibition in Florence for 2017


Museum Salvatore Ferragamo | ACROSS ART AND FASHION | April 7

Is fashion art?

When: until April 7, 2017

Address: Piazza Santa Trinita 5R, 50122 Florence

Hours: See official Website

The question maybe be simple but the answer is rather complex, and still yet to be explored in full. The exhibition itinerary focuses on the work of Salvatore Ferragamo, who was fascinated and inspired by the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century, on several ateliers of the Fifties and Sixties that were venues for studies and encounters, and on the advent of the culture of celebrities.

Art and Fashion Exhibition in Florence for 2017


Uffizi | RESTAURO DEL TRITTICO | ends April 30

Resurrection of Lazzaro by Nicolas Froment

When: March 7 - April 30, 2017

Address: Sala del Camino, Uffizi Gallery, 50125 Florence

Hours: See official Website

Just in time for the Easter Holidays and thanks to the tireless efforts of the Amici degli Uffizi, the triptych depicting The Resurrection of Lazarus will be on display. This is a one of the most significant works by the Frenchman Nicolas Froment, long active in the area of Provence. The paint is signed and dated 1461, and makes up part of the collection of foreign artists of the fifteenth century in the Uffizi. This stunning masterpieces, with its now vivid colors and textures, is a clear sign that the Italians were invested also in the painting of northern Europe.


Uffizi | PLAUTILLA NELLI | ends June 4, 2017

Art and devotion in convents following Savonarola

When: March 9 - June 4, 2017

Address: The Statue & Picture Gallery, Uffizi Gallery, 50125 Florence

Hours: See official Website

The exhibition aims to deepen the knowledge of serial production of devotional images through the use of various techniques. It concentrates on the finding of a series of five paintings by Plautilla Nelli, the first woman artist of Florence (1522-1588), all depicting the image of a Dominican saint portrayed half-length in profile.


Palazzo Pitti | MARIA LASSNIG | ends June 25, 2017

Recognized at the Biennale in Venice in 2013

When: March 25 - June 25, 2017

Address: Andito degli Angiolini (Room) Palazzo Pitti, 50125 Florence

Hours: See official Website

Another exhibition highlighting contemporary artists in Florence, this time focusing on Maria Lassnig (1919-2014). She was an Austrian artist whose work consisted mainly of painted self-portraits and her theory of "body awareness" - thus the name of the exhibition Women Power. The exhibition will take you on a journey of her artistic development over the years which cumliated in the receiving several awards from her home country and in Venice.


Florence | PALMIRO MEACCI | July 7, 2017

When: July 7, 2016 - July 7, 2017

City: Florence

Where: Museo Pietro Annigoni - Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2

Program Website

personal exhibition by Pietro Annigoni

Pietro Annigoni Museum of Villa Bardini in Florence renews hosting, starting tomorrow, for a year, a group of 40 works by Annigoni belonged to Palmiro Meacham (1928 to 2014) in the exhibition Palmiro Meacham: a season with the Master. The private collection of Annigoni Secretary promoted by the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze in collaboration with the Foundation Bardini Peyron Monumental Parks.

This collection consists of about fifty paintings, drawings, engravings and blood, as well as a sculpture and a small fresco on tile. Its singularity is represented being illustrative of the entire creative process of Annigoni, from the beginnings in the '30s to the latest impromptu views performed in 1988 shortly before his death.

Meacci Exhibition in Florence


Palazzo Strozzi & Strozzina | BILL VIOLA | July 23rd

the unchallenged master of video art

When: March 10 - July 23

Address: Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Florence

For more more info Website

In a totally unprecedented layout, the exhibition will also use the Renaissance context of Palazzo Strozzi to fuel an extraordinary dialogue between the classic and the contemporary through the juxtaposition of Viola’s work and masterpieces by great artists of the past that have served as sources of inspiration for this American artist and marked the development of his style. FYI for those traveling all over Tuscany, the exhibition will extend to sites such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Santa Maria Novella Church Museum in Florence and the St. Andrea Church Museum in Empoli, where the artist’s work will be on display, further illustrating his rapport with the history and art of Tuscany.

Exhibits in Florence for 2017


Uffizi Gallery | THE MAGIC COSMO OF LEONARDO | Sept 24, 2017

the restored Adoration of the Magi

When: March 28 - Sept 24

Address: Uffizi Gallery, 50123 Florence

For more more info Website

A showcase of the the largest painting by Leonardo in existence in a temporary exhibit until its permanent relocation within the museum. Special attention is given to paticulars and surpises that came forth during the 6 years of restoration. This masterpiece is shown side by side to a piece by Filippino Lippi with the same theme.

This will permit visitors to witness the fascinating dialogue between the two masters and their very different interpretation of the same theme just a few years apart, the result of changes that occurred in the political and cultural climate in Florence in less than a decade at the end of the 15th century.

Leonardo da Vinci e gli Uffizi 

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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