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January 18, 2022
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Koen Vanmechelen’s “Seduzione” at the Uffizi

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 teeth: a legion of fantastical creatures now populates the Uffizi Galleries in Seduzione, an exhibition by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen.          The exhibition includes […]
December 14, 2021
CULTURENEWS

Historic map room reopens at the Uffizi

The Terrace of the Geographic Maps has reopened at the Uffizi after a 20-year closure, with the brief exception of an exhibition on Leonardo’s Tavola Doria in 2014.         The late 16th-century maps each occupy entire walls and show the Florence and Siena areas, while a third wall shows Elba Island and […]
November 3, 2021
CULTURE

Lo Sfregio: a new exhibition at the Uffizi

Defaced statues and striking photography form the content of Lo Sfregio, a new exhibition opposing violence against women at the Uffizi Galleries. In the month of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s bust of Costanza Piccolomini Bonarelli gives voice to a timeless issue alongside Ilaria Sagaria’s […]
September 13, 2021
CULTURENEWS

Friends of the Uffizi donates a Dante-centric painting

The US non-profit association Friends of the Uffizi Gallery has given Donato Mascagni’s Il Conte Ugolino painting to Florence’s foremost art museum.     On the eve of the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death on September 14, the early seventeenth-century painting by the Florentine artist will soon be displayed in the Sala della […]
May 4, 2021
CULTURENEWS

The Uffizi reopens

On Tuesday, May 4, the Uffizi reopened its doors to the public. The first two people to return to the hallowed halls were Giacomo, 40, and Monica, 48, a couple from Pesaro, in the Marche.         “I wanted to be one of the first people to return to the Uffizi,” Giacomo commented, […]
April 24, 2021
CULTURENEWS

Changes and discoveries at the Uffizi

Visitors who return to the Uffizi this summer will find changes as Florence’s foremost museum expands its cultural offering.           When the Uffizi reopens its doors on May 4, the gallery will have broadened to include 2,000 square metres on the ground floor and in the basement.     Two 17th-century […]
February 20, 2021
CULTURE

On Being Present virtual exhibition: Blackness at the Uffizi

  The Uffizi continues a focus on Black figures in its artworks with a new virtual exhibition of sixteenth and seventeenth century, in partnership with Black History Month Florence.       The second edition of On Being Present focuses on paintings such as Mantegna’s Judith and Holofernes, Dürer’s portrait of the young maid Katherina and […]
February 8, 2021
CULTURE

British artist Endless donates a self-portrait to the Uffizi

The first self-portrait by a street artist has been welcomed to the Uffizi. The mixed-media work depicts the London-based contemporary artist Endless with British duo Gilbert & George in their studio. A photograph taken by Noel Shelley forms the core of the artwork with Gilbert & George posing as living sculptures and Endless reading a […]
December 18, 2020
CULTURENEWS

Marco Lodola nativity in the Uffizi windows

Florence’s foremost art gallery may be closed due to the pandemic, but its windows continue to feed the art hungry this Christmas.         Marco Lodola’s Luminous Nativity will be on display for the duration of the holiday season as backlit figures add a contemporary vibe to the Renaissance grandeur. Visible from across […]
October 23, 2020
NEWS

Uffizi: three more paintings attributed to Cristofano dell’Altissimo

The paintings of Sulla and Henry VIII have only just been ascribed to the hand of Cristofano.