Reconnoitering by John Singer Sargent (1911), Gallery Of Modern Art in Florence
Reconnoitering by John Singer Sargent (1911), Gallery Of Modern Art in Florence

Gallery Of Modern Art (Pitti Palace)

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The Gallery of Modern Art in Florence (Galleria d’Arte Moderna) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. The museum exhibits paintings and sculptures from the period between the late 18th century and the First World War, covering movements from neoclassicism to romanticism.

The Macchiaioli movement plays a central role in the collection. This group of Tuscan painters was active in the second half of the 19th century, and stood at the base of impressionism. They rebelled against how art was taught at the academies and wanted to experiment with new techniques to capture light and shadow. The most prominent member of the Macchiaioli was Giovanni Fattori, of whom many works are included in the collection.

The gallery occupies over 30 rooms on the second floor of the Pitti Palace. The collection was moved here in 1922, into the apartments of the former Italian Royal Family and was opened to the public in 1928.

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Practical Information

Address
Piazza de Pitti 1, Florence, Italy
Phone
+39 055 2388601
Website
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 08:15 - 18:50
Wednesday 08:15 - 18:50
Thursday 08:15 - 18:50
Friday 08:15 - 18:50
Saturday 08:15 - 18:50
Sunday 08:15 - 18:50

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 25,26 December

Facilities
  • Bookshop
  • Cloakroom
  • Cafeteria

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Past Exhibitions

Table clock by Courvoisier (1815)

Real Time and Time of Reality

The exhibition Tempo Reale e Tempo della Realtà (Real Time and Time of Reality) at the Pitti Palace Gallery Of Modern Art in Florence displays a selection of 80 clocks from the museum’s own collection. The clocks witnessed the passing of the days of those … [read more]

Anton Domenico Gabbiani, Portrait of Four Servants of the Medici Court (1684)

Jesters, Villains and Players at the Medici Court

The exhibition Buffoni, Villani e Giocatori alla Corte dei Medici (Jesters, Villains and Players at the Medici Court) at the Pitti Palace Gallery Of Modern Art in Florence shows the remarkable subjects that could be found at the Medici Court. The scenes of 30 paintings … [read more]

Pietro Saltini, Simone Memmi Drawing Laura's Portrait for Petrarch (1863)

Firenze Capitale 1865-2015

In 1865 Florence was inaugurated as the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy, which it remained until 1871. The exhibition Firenze Capitale 1865-2015, I Doni e le Collezioni del Re (the King’s Gifts and Collections) at the Gallery of Modern Art in Florence … [read more]