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Italians Dance e-book

To ring in 2012, The Florentine Press announces our first e-book! Linda Falcone’s bestselling book ‘Italians Dance and I’m a Wallflower‘ is now available in digital editions. We’re starting by launching it on Amazon KINDLE, the most popular e-book platform.
You can buy it directly from Amazon by following this link.

Soon we’ll be updating this post with info about where to buy an epub file of this book; if you’re interested in getting one right away, write us an email to [email protected]

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Fortune reveals Florence’s hidden artistic heritage

Author Jane Fortune, Founder and Chair of Advancing Women Artists, told of her search for forgotten women artists of Florence at a recent event at Florence’s British Institute. The public sat on the edge of their seats as Dr. Fortune recounted the quest to safeguard and promote their works of art—many of which remain unseen in the city’s multiple deposits. Continue reading Fortune reveals Florence’s hidden artistic heritage

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Jane Fortune's love for the city grows

Central Florence isn’t getting any bigger, but people’s love for the city just keeps growing. For her first book, published in 2009, author Jane Fortune explored 77 ways to make the most of one’s Florentine experience. For visitors and residents, this personal ‘love letter’ to Florence was embraced by readers far and wide. That’s why The Florentine Press asked Jane to create a second expanded edition. To Florence Con Amore: 90 Ways to Love the City was ‘born’ on May 25, 2011. Continue reading Jane Fortune's love for the city grows

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Advancing Women Artists

Advancing Women Artists Foundation, an American not-for-profit (501c3), is committed to identifying and restoring artwork by women in Florence’s museum storages. Myriad paintings and sculptures by ground-breaking women artists have been overlooked for centuries and, many works are currently in desperate need of restoration. As of today, compelling artistic treasures continue to be a silent, undiscovered part of the city’s creative heritage. Through education (lectures, books, seminars, and conferences) and by exhibiting these works in Florence and abroad, it will prove possible to disclose this vital cultural legacy and promote its importance in Florence, in Italy and to the world.
Founded and chaired by Dr. Jane Fortune in 2003, The Florence Committee is the non-profit Italian association and the counterpart of Advancing Women Artists, a not-for-profit foundation in the United States. The Florentine partner of AWA, it promotes the institutional development of restoration projects sponsored and advanced by Dr.Fortune. Today, The Florence Committee’s role is primarily cultural: it organizes lectures and events, inspired by Florence’s art and culture and linked to women artists and scholars, for its due-paying members. Since 2006, the Committee recognizes modern-day women artists, as well as those who sustain art by women in Florence.
On the new Advancing Women Artists website that is now online, you can read about past and future projects of the foundation, make a donation to support women artists, and more.