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ART + CULTURE

Art and culture from Florence, Italy, focusing on exhibitions, museums, artisans and more.

ART + CULTURE

Museo Novecento: Julia Krahn exhibition

November 25 marked the International day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Museo Novecento acknowledged this day with the opening of Julia Krahn’s newest exhibition.

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The new Teatro di Fiesole

Fiesole now has a modern new theatre after two decades in the making.

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Florence Cathedral: restoration on the Porta dei Cornacchini completed

Extensive traces of colour were found on the 1359-60 sculpture of the Madonna with Child and Adoring Angels.

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Meet art historian Elaine Ruffolo

David Bach speaks with Elaine Ruffolo about art history classes, adapting during Covid, and doing tours for celebrities.

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The Coronation of the Virgin restored at the Basilica di Santo Spirito

Friends of Florence have funded the restoration of the altarpiece painted by Giovanni Maria Butteri.

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Uffizi Galleries: Roman Niobid sculptures display along Medici counterparts

Nine Niobid sculptures were recently unearthed in Roman baths near Ciampino.

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Palazzo Strozzi: Olafur Eliasson review

A review of the Nel Tuo Tempo exhibition by Olafur Eliasson, currently on at Palazzo Strozzi.

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Bronze statues discovered in Tuscany rewrite Etruscan and Roman history

Fifty years after the discovery of the Riace bronzes in 1972, the exceptional state of conservation of the statues found in San Casciano dei Bagni show the shift between the Etruscans and Romans in Tuscany.

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Meet the artists from The Florence Academy of Art

Meet 12 international artists and faculty members at The Florence Academy of Art, whose art is part of the system of continuum.

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Fridays with Artemisia at Casa Buonarroti

The project offers an exclusive opportunity to spend time up close with Artemisia Gentileschi's Allegory of Inclination.

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Louis Emory and The Reckless Few release their first album “Love Italy”

Louis Emory talks about his group The Reckless Few’s first album, Love Italy, and his upbringing in an Italian-American family.

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Stage 2 of Ognissanti Church renovations are complete

Attend the mass at Ognissanti Church on November 1 and see the freshly restored oil-on-canvas painting of Saint Francis Receives the Stigmata.

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The Maps Room at Palazzo Vecchio reopens after restoration

The maps and globe that are displayed in the room have been restored for the first time using modern techniques.

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The queer history of Florence

During the Renaissance, the city was known for having a widespread culture of homosexuality.

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Piero Barberi: the marble turner in Versilia

Born in the Versilia area in 1936, Piero Barberi partied with Giovanni Agnelli and crafted a lampshade for singer Mina.

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Elliott Erwitt exhibition: a conversation with the curator

An interview with Biba Giacchetti about the Elliott Erwitt exhibition at Villa Bardini this October.

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Women advancing the arts in Tuscany

Three conversations with women in Tuscany about their cultural endeavours.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art opens exhibition on Renaissance Florence

The exhibition titled "Botticelli and Renaissance Florence" is the result of a collaboration with the Uffizi Galleries.

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Mr & Mrs Clark: a 1960s and ’70s fashion exhibition at the Textile Museum, Prato

It is the first Italian exhibition dedicated to British designers Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell.

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Inside the home of Nano Campeggi

Inside the home of Nano Campeggi, the man who painted dreams.

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Rediscovering Botticelli’s Dante drawings

The 19th-century rediscovery of Botticelli’s Dante drawings brought scholars and art lovers to their knees: this work embodied everything the Renaissance had come to mean.

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Accademia Gallery: the Gipsoteca reopens

Work on the Gipsoteca is finally complete, marking the end of a museum-wide project of modernization.

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Alireza Mohtashami: contemporary and conceptual artist

The Tehran-born artist speaks about his career and works on display at La Ménagère.

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Antonio Signorini’s Attraverso show marks the opening of Oblong Contemporary Gallery in Florence

Contemporary Florence takes flight in piazza del Carmine, piazza San Firenze + piazza del Grano.

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