4 Days of Dances

Danza in Fiera returns at the Fortezza da Basso from Feb. 22-25 This month Florence is tributing dance with one of the biggest events in Europe dedicated to this form of art, Danza in Fiera, which will be returning for its 12th edition at the Fortezza da Basso Feb. 22-25. Professionals, dancers, studios, groups and …

Wine Tasting and Painting Session

A Glass of Art combines a painting session with tuscan wine tasting. Art and food lovers will be served in a characteristic 12th century well, turned into an ideal painting studio for the occasion. Lukas, an artist and art instructor at Studio d’Arte Toscanella, will guide you through the process of creating your own artwork …

Santo Ficara and Il Ponte Present Mondino

Exhibit begins Feb. 24 The contemporary art galleries Santo Ficara and Il Ponte are presenting two exhibitions on sculptor and painter Aldo Mondino. The exhibit coincides with the inauguration of the new location for the Santo Ficara gallery. After putting together over the years has a group of works made by the artist between 1963 …

Uffizi Wins in Social Networks

The Uffizi Museum made it to hit over 100.000 followers on its Instagram profile ‘UffiziGalleries’. One of the top Italian museums in number of followers, the Uffizi even competes with the top contemporary art museums such as the Venice Peggy Guggenheim that has 147.000 followers. On Twitter, the Uffizi is second only to the Milan …

Ambrogio Lorenzetti on Display

Sarah Litchman The Ambrogio Lorenzetti exhibition on showcase at Siena’s Duomo has been extended until April 8. The exhibition marks the highest point of a project began in 2015 designed to improve the conservation of Lorenzetti’s work and acquaint the Italian and foreign public with his artistic output. Under the Inside Restoration project important works …

Florence Creativity Returns

Creativity never ends, especially with the fall edition of the Florence Creativity taking place at the Fortezza da Basso from Thursday, Oct.26 to Sunday, Oct. 29. The fair includes events, courses and expositors presenting new ideas, techniques and materials, and is a not-to-miss event for all of those who feel passion in their hands and …

‘Alchemy of Paper and Stone’

The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella will celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Florence flood with an exhibit combining Japanese paper “washi-art” with the Florentine Mosaico Fiorentino. The exhibit, called Alchemy of Paper and Stone, will commence on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. on VIa della Scala 16.   The “washi-art” will be …

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 …