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ART + CULTURE

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

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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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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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