Past Exhibitions in Florence

2016

Vasily Kandinsky, Dominant Curve (1936)

From Kandinsky to Pollock

Palazzo Strozzi, located in the heart of Florence, is one of the finest examples of private architecture of the Renaissance. After a long history, it is now a cultural centre hosting major international exhibitions, fashion shows and other cultural events. The palace is named after … [read more]

Giambattista Piazzetta, Head of a Youth

La Rivincita del Colore sulla Linea

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence (Galleria degli Uffizi) is part of a select group of museums in the world that should be on everyone’s list. Its collection of artworks is breath-taking and, having opened to the public in 1765, it is one of the oldest … [read more]

Giovanni Costetti, Portrait of Lanza del Vasto (1926)

Glances into the 20th Century

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence (Galleria degli Uffizi) is part of a select group of museums in the world that should be on everyone’s list. Its collection of artworks is breath-taking and, having opened to the public in 1765, it is one of the oldest … [read more]

Roman art, Cherub riding a dolphin

Splendida Minima

The Medici Treasury in Florence (also known as Museo degli Argenti, literally meaning the Silver Museum) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. As the name suggests, the museum contains precious jewellery and objects, many of which were collected by Lorenzo de’ Medici. … [read more]

Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of a Young Farmer (1889)

Discoveries and Massacres

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence (Galleria degli Uffizi) is part of a select group of museums in the world that should be on everyone’s list. Its collection of artworks is breath-taking and, having opened to the public in 1765, it is one of the oldest … [read more]

Giovanni Camillo Sagrestani, Four Continents, America (1723)

The Four Continents

The Palatine Gallery in Florence (Galleria Palatina) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. Its collection of Italian and European masters of the Renaissance comes mostly from the Medici, and was brought together in its current form by the Lorraine family, who opened … [read more]

Liu Xiaodong, Out of Beichuan (2010)

Liu Xiaodong: Migrations

Palazzo Strozzi, located in the heart of Florence, is one of the finest examples of private architecture of the Renaissance. After a long history, it is now a cultural centre hosting major international exhibitions, fashion shows and other cultural events. The palace is named after … [read more]

2015

Piero di Cosimo, Santa Maria Maddalena (1490)

Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522)

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence (Galleria degli Uffizi) is part of a select group of museums in the world that should be on everyone’s list. Its collection of artworks is breath-taking and, having opened to the public in 1765, it is one of the oldest … [read more]

Bartolomeo della Gatta, San Francesco riceve le Stigmate (1487)

L’arte di Francesco

The Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) was founded in 1784 together with the Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti). The Gallery displayed the artworks that belonged to the Academy, which also served as study objects for the art students. The Academy and the Gallery … [read more]

Human by Antony Gormley at Forte di Belvedere, Florence

Human by Antony Gormley

Forte di Belvedere provides a breath of fresh air after you’ve been with the crowds in the centre of Florence. The fortress is on top of a hill above the Boboli Gardens to the south of the river Arno and offers spectacular views of the … [read more]

Brocca a forma di navicella (1610)

Lapis Lazzuli

The Medici Treasury in Florence (also known as Museo degli Argenti, literally meaning the Silver Museum) is one of the museums inside the Pitti Palace. As the name suggests, the museum contains precious jewellery and objects, many of which were collected by Lorenzo de’ Medici. … [read more]

Carlo Portelli, Immaculate Conception (1566) (detail)

Carlo Portelli

The Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) was founded in 1784 together with the Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti). The Gallery displayed the artworks that belonged to the Academy, which also served as study objects for the art students. The Academy and the Gallery … [read more]

Nel segno dei Medici

Nel segno dei Medici

The Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee) are two separate chapels in the apse of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, which was the parish church of the Medici, the influential family that is considered to be the founder of the international banking system and that … [read more]

Jeff Koons, Pluto and Proserpina (2013)

Jeff Koons in Florence

Palazzo Vecchio was already the headquarters of the Florentine government in the days when Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were living and working in Florence, and it still houses the office of the mayor of Florence and is it the seat of the City Council. … [read more]

Il Principe dei Sogni at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

Il Principe dei Sogni

Palazzo Vecchio was already the headquarters of the Florentine government in the days when Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were living and working in Florence, and it still houses the office of the mayor of Florence and is it the seat of the City Council. … [read more]

Agostino Melissi, Flagellazione di Cristo alla Colonna (1653)

Il Rigore e la Grazia

Where
Pitti Palace

The Pitti Palace in Florence (Palazzo Pitti) is a large museum complex, housing several important collections of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, furniture, costumes, jewellery and objects. Its Boboli Gardens are one of the most famous of all Italian gardens. The building is mainly in Renaissance style … [read more]

Body Worlds exhibition in Florence

Body Worlds

Santo Stefano al Ponte is a 12th century church in Romanesque style. It is located near the Ponte Vecchio, to which it owes its name (ponte means bridge). Through the centuries the building has undergone many changes and restorations. In the 20th century the church … [read more]