ART EXHIBITIONS IN FLORENCE
Palazzo Vecchio and Forte Belvedere
10am-9pm, last entry at 7pm (closed Thu)
Until October 13th. Zhang Huan – Soul and Matter. An appreciated contemporary artist gives life to works of immediate and explosive strength and power. One of the most widely used material is the incense ash of Buddhist temples.
Via Ghibellina, 70 – 10am-5pm (closed Tue)
Until October 21st. Antonio Canova, the beauty and the memory – 40 drawings of a great protagonist of neoclassical art.
Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi – from Tue to Sun 8.15am to 6.50pm (closed on Mondays, Christmas and the first of January)
Until November 3rd. The Great Prince – Ferdinando de ‘Medici (1663-1713), one of the leading collectors and patrons of art in the grand ducal family. The exposition shows the complexity of his interests and the novelty of his choices that conveyed in Florence, between 1600 and 1700, the bigger artists of that period.
Piazza Strozzi – 9am-8pm, Thu 9am-11pm (last admission one hour before closing time)
Until August 18th. The Spring of the Renaissance. The sculptures and the arts in Florence 1400-1460. The “miracle” of the Renaissance in a show that highlights the art of Sculpture. Around 140 masterpieces of the period, starting with the wooden model of the dome by Brunelleschi.
Piazza Pitti, 1 – 8.15am to 6.50pm (last admission 6.05pm)
Until August 31st . The Myth, the Sacred, the Portrait, paintings from the deposits of the Palatine Gallery.
Until September 15th. The dream in the Renaissance. Rêver à la Renaissance. The theme of dreams in ancient mythology and the culture of Renaissance – Palatine Gallery.
Via Ricasoli, 58 – Tue-Sun 8.15am-6.50pm (last admission 6.20pm), September Tue open until 10pm (closed on Mon)
Until December 8th. From the Lily to David. Civil Arts in Florence between the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The craftsmanship of the ancient Florentine guilds of the fourteenth century.
Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6 – 8:15am to 1:50pm (closed 1/3rd/5th Mon and 2nd/4th Sun of every month)
Until October 6th. In the splendor of the Medici. Pope Leone X and Florence. Leone X, the first pope of the Medici family, is celebrated with this exhibition at the Museum of the Medici Chapels, 500 years since his election to the papacy.