Category: ART + CULTURE

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

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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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Uffizi: Italy’s most popular museum in 2021

The Uffizi was the most popular museum in Italy in 2021, it has emerged from a list published in the Il Giornale dell’Arte newspaper.

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Free entry to state museums on first Sunday of each month returns

From April 3, free access to state museums and parks every first Sunday of the month.

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Tornabuoni Arte – Arte Antica opens new gallery space

Tornabuoni Arte inaugurates new exhibition space at via de’ Tornabuoni 5, one of the most sought-after streets for all sellers. 

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SOTTO al British: a new contemporary culture centre

SOTTO al British is an exciting new contemporary culture program at The British Institute and it starts this April.

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The Bank of Italy in Florence

The Bank of Italy in Florence is an imposing Neo Renaissance-style building along via dell'Oriuolo that dates to between 1865 and 1869.

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Giuseppe Verdi’s Florence

Composer Giuseppe Verdi spent a good deal of time in Florence, premiering one of his operas, Macbeth, at Teatro della Pergola, in 1847.

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Giuseppe Bezzuoli: A great painter of the Romantic era at Palazzo Pitti

On display from March 29 to June 5 in the magnificent rooms of Palazzina della Meridiana in Palazzo Pitti.

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Oltrarno Gaze: events in April

From exhibitions to workshop walks, here's some insight into this month's Oltrarno Gaze events from The British Institute and Il Palmerino.

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The Oltrarno Gaze inspires the female gaze: an artist’s experience

My “female gaze” is a response to the diverse work and personalities of Artemisia Gentileschi, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and Elisabeth Chaplin.

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Amalia Moretti Foggia della Rovere

Amalia Moretti Foggia della Rovere, aka “Petronilla”, was one of the first woman doctors in Italy as well as a leading journalist.

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‘Donatello, The Renaissance’ opens in Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello National Museum

Donatello's Renaissance masterpieces are the focus of the display at Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello National Museum from March 19 to July 31.

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The Verdi Traviata: the latest musical film from Hershey Felder

Hershey Felder's latest musical film, The Verdi Traviata, has been filmed in Venice, Florence and at Villa Verdi.

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Pampaloni: silversmiths with a sense of humour

There’s a touch of the renegade in silversmith Gianfranco Pampaloni and, over time, he has channeled his sense of humour into unusual beauty.

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Young Michelangelo marble works restored at Casa Buonarroti

Two marble works by a young Michelangelo have been restored and returned to public view at Casa Buonarroti thanks to the American non-profit association Friends of Florence.

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Oltrarno Gaze 2022: events this spring

The Oltrarno Gaze is a calendar of events this spring that forges a bridge between modern-day art and artisanship and the works of historic female artists, with a particular focus on the Oltrarno district.

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Pitti Mosaici: the De Filippis family and the almost-forgotten art of pietra dura

At the Pitti Mosaici laboratory, in piazza Pitti, master craftsmen use a centuries-old process to create museum-quality artwork.

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The three pietàs by Michelangelo exhibited at the Opera del Duomo Museum

For the first time, the three Pietàs (image of the Virgin Mary mourning the dead body of Christ) by Michelangelo are on display together in the Tribune Room at the ...

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