Celebrating a Florentine Tradition Antique Fairs Returns Sept. 23 – Oct. 1

By Cheyenne Curley The 30th edition of the Biennale dell’antiquariato, the International Antiques Fair of Florence, is taking place this year at Palazzo Corsini every day from Sept. 23 to Oct. 1. The Biennale was inaugurated in 1959, inspired by Luigi Bellini, the famous Florentine antiques collector who organized the first Florentine exhibit of its …

“I Do Not Dare, I Dare Not To Be” Il Ponte Presents Luca Patella

The contemporary art Gallery Il Ponte is presenting the exhibition I Do Not Dare,I Dare Not To Be by Luca Maria Patella. An internationally renowned re- search artist, Patella is known for his complex semantic relations and techniques ranging from painting to sculpture-objects, in- stallations, photographs, films and video, graphic works, as well as books …

Between Food, Tradition, and Religion

All Saints in Italy Also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, Feast of All Saints or Solemnity of All Saints, this Christian festival is dedicated to the celebration of all the Saints, known and unknown, of the Catholic calendar. It dates back to the 9th century, and is a cherished public holiday by many members …

Unknown Pleasures Displayed: Bardini Museum hosts Glenn Brown

The exhibition Unknown Pleasures is running at the Museo Bardini from June 10 to Oct. 25, showcasing a spectrum of Glenn Brown’s work. Brown will be installing over twenty pieces including paintings, drawings and sculptures, some of which have been made for this exhibition and shown for the first time. Mining art history and popular …

Art on the Move?

Two of the most important Florentine sculptures, Michelangelo’s David and Gianbologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, prompted a great deal of debate this summer as, although for different reasons, were proposed to be moved respectively from the Accademia Museum and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Discussion about a new possible destination for Michelangelo’s David to reduce …

Florence Creativity Returns

Creativity never ends, especially at the fall edition of the Florence Creativity Festival that is taking place at the Fortezza da Basso next month from Thursday, Oct.29 to Sunday, Nov. 1.   The fair, now in its fifth year, includes events, courses and expositors presenting new ideas, techniques and materials, and is a not-to-miss event …

Space Presents Caramello, the Wednesday of Italian and International Students

Just in time for a new batch of study-abroad students, Space is hosting Caramello, the “sweet university night” — as the organizers define it — of every Wednesday for Italian, European and American students. Caramello presents themed nights and, often, also fashion shows. Entry before 12:30 a.m. is only one euro. The ground floor, which …