ART + CULTURE

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

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Ottavio Bottecchia

The northern Italian cyclist won the Tour de France in 1924 and 1925.

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Islamic and Maiolica rooms at the Bargello Museum reopen with new layouts

The extensive work carried out is finally unveiled to the public.

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Donatello’s Judith and Holofernes returns to Palazzo Vecchio

The ten-month restoration campaign was sponsored by US non-profit Friends of Florence.

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Contemporary art highlights at Villa San Michele

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren brings colour and stripes to the former monastery turned luxury hotel near Fiesole.

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Museo Novecento: Louise Bourgeois, Do Not Abandon Me exhibition

The exhibition explores the artist's focus on motherhood and birth.

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Giovanni da Verrazzano

In search of the northwest passage

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Uzbekistan: The Avant-garde in the Desert exhibition at Palazzo Pitti

Vivid colours and textile art come to the fore in the Andito degli Angiolini.

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Musical May at the British Institute

Four evenings of fine music in the riverside heritage library

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Pre-Raphaelites: Modern Renaissance

Some pre-episode insights, in preparation for the live-streamed exhibition visit on April 8 with co-curator Peter Trippi

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Museo Novecento opens doors to young artists and curators

The WONDERFUL! Art Research Program is sponsored by philanthropist Maria Manetti Shrem.

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Anna Grigorievna Snitkina: the second Mrs Dostoevsky

The writerly couple lived in Florence in the 1860s on the run from creditors.

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Spring in Florence

The possibilities are endless and you discover the city anew embedded in your soul.

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Villa Romana, a house for mending, troubling + repairing

Meet the artists in residence at the German-founded cultural institute in the Florence hills.

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5 reasons to read the Divine Comedy this spring

Alexandra Lawrence and The British Institute bring you a six-week guided reading of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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Returns: From Modigliani to Morandi at Museo Novecento

The exhibition reunites items from the Alberto Della Ragione Collection with Modigliani's masterpiece on show until September 15.

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The Enchantment of Orpheus at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

HIghlights include Dutch master Gerard van Honthorst’s Orpheus and Eva Marisaldi’s musical drum installation.

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Newly discovered Plautilla Nelli painting to be restored

Artemisia Gold and Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici will revive the small panel painting.

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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale holds exhibition inspired by early women astronomers

"Women of the Sky: From Muses to Scientists" is organized by Museo Galileo and the National Central Library of Florence.

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Annya Sand exhibits ‘Tribute to Women’ at Hotel Savoy

The British-Kazakh abstract artist becomes the hotel’s first female artist in residence.

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Henry Moore’s ‘Warrior with Shield’ relocated to Palazzo Vecchio’s Terrace of Saturn

The work donated to The British Institute of Florence is now on show where the artist originally intended.

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The Family Pact at Museo de’ Medici

An exhibition dedicated to Anna Maria Luisa de'Medici explores her legacy.

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Astronomical traditions in Florence

From historical exhibits to modern scientific breakthroughs

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La Specola reopens in a rediscovery of the natural world

Big animals, minerals from meteorites and Medici gems are among the captivating highlights.

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