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ART + CULTURE

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

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Palazzo Medici Riccardi: Oscar Ghiglia exhibition

Meet the artist once rated by Modigliani as Italy’s “only painter”.

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Boboli Gardens: 50 million euro to futureproof the Medici parkland

The royal park will receive 50 million euro for restoration and new amenities.

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Florence Baptistery restoration continues

This autumn, visitors will be able to see the mosaic dome up close due to restoration scaffolding.

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Interi: The Florence Fragment Collection

Distressed ecclesiastical relics are transformed by natural specimens into sculptural works.

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Giorgio Griffa exhibition at Villa Romana: Arabesques towards infinity

A review of the Giorgio Griffa exhibition, UnitiSeparati, now showing at Villa Romana until September 16.

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Margherita Hack

The centenary of the birth of Margherita Hack, one of Italy’s most illustrious astrophysicists and the first woman to become the director of an astronomy observatory (Trieste, 1964–87), was celebrated ...

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Recreating Paris in Florence

Hershey Felder recreates Paris in Florence for his upcoming musical film "Chopin and Liszt in Paris".

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Italian Language Museum launches with a temporary exhibition

The Museo Nazionale dell'Italiano - MUNDI (National museum of Italian) inaugurates its first rooms from July 7.

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Fotografe! at Villa Bardini and Forte di Belvedere

The Fotografe! exhibition at Forte di Belvedere and Villa Bardini offers a look into the Alinari Archives alongside shots by modern women photographers from Italy.

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The Fanciullacci brothers’ ceramics factory in Montelupo Fiorentino

The history of Montelupo's ceramics factory and the story of the family that were behind the potter's wheel for over a hundred years.

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San Gimignano: Antony Gormley’s Body Space Time at Galleria Continua

Antony Gormley’s Body Space Time exhibition at theatre-turned-contemporary art space Galleria Continua is worth a day trip to San Gimignano.

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San Miniato: the ultimate Florentine community

The Monumental Cemetery of the Sainted Doors sits in the shadows of the more than 1,000-year-old Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, the highest point in the city.

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IN BOTTEGA: artisan commissions

IN BOTTEGA connects artisans in the Oltrarno district of Florence with new clients through tours and other experience-based initiatives.

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Women in the Arts: a new course at The British Institute

A Century of Women in the Arts: 1866-1966 is an upcoming course organised by The British Institute of Florence which commences July 4.

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Shelley and Tuscany

Two hundred years after the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, a conference organized by Riccardo Roni and Angelo Chiantelli will take place on June 5 at Villa di Corliano.

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San Luca Chapel in Santissima Annunziata restored

The chapel also known as the Painter's Chapel was restored thanks to Friends of Florence, commissioned by the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno.

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Cosimo De Vita: the artiginer

Cosimo De Vita calls himself "the artiginer", a portmanteau word for artisan meets designer, as we meet him in his via de' Bardi show space.

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Medieval Sculpture Hall at Bargello National Museum refurbished

The Bargello National Museum presented its newly refurbished Medieval Sculpture Hall on May 10, with renewed lighting and the decorative frieze restored.

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The Caccini Garden

The Caccini Garden, off borgo Pinti, was one of the most beautiful and exotic gardens in Florence at the end of the 16th century.

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Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo’s The Fourth Estate in Palazzo Vecchio

From May 1 to June 30, Palazzo Vecchio becomes home to Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907).

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Palazzo Pitti: Sammy Baloji’s installations tell the history of the Kingdom of Congo

The Andito degli Angiolini in Palazzo Pitti is currently hosting Sammy Baloji’s first solo exhibition in Italy.

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Alice & Co. cultural hub for sharing stories

Discover the newly opened Alice & Co. independent bookstore and storytelling school mere footsteps from the Duomo.

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Florentine fashion house Gucci sponsors V&A “Fashioning Masculinities” exhibition in London

It's fitting that Gucci is sponsoring the glittering Fashioning Masculinity: The Art of Menswear exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, whose aim is to show the artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance.

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Exhibition review: Donatello, The Renaissance at Palazzo Strozzi

Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello Museums present Donatello, The Renaissance, a historic international exhibition in Florence.

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