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ART + CULTURE

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

ART + CULTURE

Museums as mediators

From November 8 to 10, twelve museums in seven nations will participate in Museomix, an annual creative “makeathon” that transforms museums into workshops to design and implement innovative mediation tools. ...

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Library resources in Florence

While we’re eagerly awaiting the reopening of libraries on May 18, here’s a round-up of the online resources so we can get our literary kick from home.       ...

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Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia: A different Last Supper

The Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia is an unparalleled urban retreat if you’re looking for a quiet place in which to reflect while being surrounded by soothing beauty.   Tucked away down ...

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The Palio problem in Siena

For most of the Divine Comedy, the pilgrim Dante trots after the Roman poet Virgil, who solemnly responds to his wide-eyed questioning. A similar dynamic was at work when I ...

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Exceptional and influential women in early modern Florence

Situated on the south side of the River Arno is a building that requires little introduction: Palazzo Pitti. The majestic yet forbidding façade has contributed to its reputation as one ...

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Hiram Powers

Elegant spirituality in content and form as well as purity in the marble from the Seravezza quarries near Carrara is represented in the life-size, female nude in chains called The ...

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