Free Museum Tours with Autunno ad Arte

Enjoy autumn’s nippy afternoons indoors with free guided art tours (in Italian). Autunno ad Arte hosts two tours in November at the Gallery of Modern Art, Palazzo Pitti:   Spotlight on the Twentieth Century   This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the museum’s foundation by focusing on its impressive collection of twentieth-century works.        …

Women Protagonists on Show

  Requiring the total rearrangement of Palazzo Pitti’s Costume Gallery, Twentieth-Century Women Protagonists showcases the garments and accessories of prominent twentieth-century females.   The exhibition’s ‘protagonists’ are those women noted for creativity within their various fields, including Rosa Genoni, Eleonora Duse, Donna Franca Florio, Maria Cumani, and avid fashion collectors Anna Piaggi and Cecilia Matteucci …

A Homage to Design

  Piero Tosi on Display   Palazzo Pitti’s Costume Gallery is currently paying tribute to notable exponents of twentieth-century fashion. The exhibition Tribute to the Maestro Piero Tosi: The art of stage costumes from the Tirelli bequest comes in the wake of the Honorary Governors Award given to Tosi in 2013 in recognition of his …

Medici Miniatures Showcased

  The Pergamene Fiorite: Flower collections from the Medici collection exhibit runs until December 14 at the Still Life Museum in Poggio a Caiano, showcasing a series of floral paintings that date from the early seventeenth to eighteenth century. The paintings were all done on parchment, or ‘sheep paper’ as the material was traditionally called. …

The Fortunes of the Primitives

Accademia celebrates art treasures from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries   The exhibition The Fortunes of the Primitives at the Accademia Gallery analyzes the history of taste and collecting in Italy between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the impact this has had on the formation of major public collections. Curated by Angelo …

Palazzo Strozzi Displays Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s life and work is celebrated at Palazzo Strozzi with an exhibit called Picasso and Spanish Modernity. Showcased are ninety works by Picasso and those twentieth-century Spanish artists over whom he had a profound influence, including Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, Maria Blanchard and Julio González. The exhibition is divided into nine sections …

Restoring Our Artistic Heritage

Elke Numeyer-Windshuttle The Florence Art and Restoration Fair returns to Fortezza da Basso for its fourth edition from November 13 to 15. Dedicated to the restoration of our artistic heritage, the fair opens its doors from 9:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m., bringing together institutions, companies, schools and training organisations in a guest list expected to …