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Women in Balance at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

Women in Balance 1955/1965 at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum starts with a display dedicated to Wanda Miletti Ferragamo (1921-2018) and leads into social history in the 1950s and 60s.

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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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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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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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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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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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Stefano Bardini Museum: Anj Smith

The blue rooms of the eclectic Stefano Bardini Museum are fixed with 12 uncanny works that beguile viewers as they immerse themselves in the fantastical and, at times, unsettling objects ...

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Uffizi: Koen Vanmechelen’s Seduction

Huge horned iguanas, a red tiger crouching in the middle of the Niobe Room, new versions of the Medusa, whose head teems with hybrid figures bearing bizarre beaks and sharp ...

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Hotel Savoy: Zeffirelli’s leading ladies

The Hotel Savoy adds a touch of glamour to Florence’s cultural offering this Christmas with the exhibition titled Le Dive di Zeffirelli (The Divas of Zeffirelli).         ...

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Museo Novecento: Jenny Saville

Painting on a monumental scale, says the British artist Jenny Saville, “has always felt right for me”. Visiting museums as a child and student, she saw that the great painters ...

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Palazzo Strozzi: Jeff Koons’s Shine

In an interview a few years ago Jeff Koons insisted that “I’ve made what The Beatles would have made if they had made sculpture”. While that claim will not help ...

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Palazzo Pitti: Pontormo’s Miraculous encounters

The exhibition Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting at Palazzo Pitti reunites, for the first time, two of Pontormo’s most important paintings with their preparatory drawings conserved ...

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Exhibition review: From Kandinsky to Pollock

“No meaning, no symbols, no sense” was one pre-war American verdict on mining magnate Solomon Guggenheim’s collection of abstract art. Echoes of that public resistance to painting and sculpture with ...

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