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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.
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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!
Uffizi | GIULIANO DA SANGALLO. DISEGNI DEGLI UFFIZI | until August 20, 2017
Designs for the Renaissance
When: May 16 - August 20, 2017
Address: Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe, Uffizi Musuem, Florence
Hours: See official Website
The protagonist of this exhibition is Giuliano Giamberti, better known as Giuliano da Sangallo (active until his death in 1516), a key figure in the Italian Renaissance. On show is the first surviving collection of architectural drawings, guarded and cared for by his heirs.
The designs selected for the exhibition not only reveal the development of Sangallo's particular technical and graphic methods, but more generally the most popular and shared ones in the period between the last decades of the fifteenth century and the end of the Second Renaissance.
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
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.
Uffizi | La fabbrica della bellezza | until October 1, 2017
The Factory of Beauty. The Manifattura Ginori
When: May 18 - October 1, 2017
Address: Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
Hours: See official Website
The collection of models, expanded by the heirs of Charles, is divided between the Richard Ginori Manifatture and the Museum adjacent to the factory, closed May 2014. This set of models and porcelain, kept in the museum, is immense importance for the history of sculpture. The statues have found an ideal home in Bargello Museum, the first national museum in the Kingdom of Italy, and the most important in the world for collections of Italian sculpture.
The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections, in which the transformation of a sculptural invention into a porcelain is traced.
Florence | YTALIA | October 1, 2017
Energia, Pensiero, Bellezza. Tutto è connesso
Quando: 2 giugno - 1 ottobre, 2017
Dove: Forte di Belvedere (see description)
Ulteriori InformazioniRead our Blog Post
Once again, the city brings together Renaissance and contemporary, with over 100 pieces in this exhibition spread throughout the city in specific symbolic locations: Forte Belvedere, Uffizi, Santa Croce, Marino Marini Museum, Palazzo Vecchio, Novecento Museum and Boboli Gardens.
Florence | OMAGGIO AL GRANDUCA | 24 September 2017
silver plates for the Feast of St John
When: 24 giugno - September 24, 2017
Where: Uffizi Gallery
For Hours see Website
With this exhibition the Gallerie degli Uffizi sets out to shed light on a little known yet nonetheless fascinating episode in the history of silverworking in Italy between the 17th and 18th centuries – an episode occasioned by the feast of St. John the Baptist, which has been solemnly celebrated in Florence every year on 24 June since the city’s earliest days.
The exhibition highlights a passionate and insignificant episode of the sixteenth and eighteenth-century Italian ornaments that originated from the recurrence of St. John the Baptist, solemnly celebrated in Florence in ancient times on 24 June each year, and from reports Diplomats entertained by Casa Medici both with European courts and with Roman curiosity.
The exhibition presents, alongside the eighteenth-century dome, many preparatory drawings of Roman artists - including Carlo Maratta and Ciro Ferri - distributed among various Italian and foreign museums and collections, as well as porcelain and silver reproductions of recent realization Particularly evocative, in the light effects of matter, of original splendor.
Florence | I NIPOTI DEL RE DI SPAGNA | January 8, 2017
When: Sept 18, 2017 - Jan 8, 2017
Where: Pitti Palace
This presentation will feature the recent acquisition of an important painting by Anton Raphael Mengs ( by the Uffizi Gallery. The canvas depicts two of the children of Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena, Federico and Maria Anna
Florence | IL CINQUECENTO A FIRENZE | January 21, 2017
Tra Michelangelo, Pontormo e Giambologna
When: Sept 21, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018
Where: Palazzo Strozzi
For Hours see Website
An exhibition, and final act in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali, devoted to the art of the 16th century in Florence showcasing over seventy works of art by such artists as Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati.