Galleria dell’Accademia Presents Dal Ponte Exhibit runs until March 12, 2017

The Galleria dell’Accademia is hosting the first monographic event ever dedicated to the painter Giovanni dal Ponte (1385–1437/8). Curated by Angelo Tartuferi and Lorenzo Sbaraglio, the exhibit showcases around 50 artworks. Dal Ponte’s style betrayed an acute awareness of the work being done by the most important artists active in Florence in the first three …

Palazzo Strozzi Presents Ai Weiwei

Palazzo Strozzi is presenting the exhibition Ai Weiwei. Libero from Sept. 23 to Jan. 22, 2017. A dissident artist with a leading voice, Ai Weiwei is known world- wide as much for his challenging contemporary art practice as for his political activism. Over the past twenty years, he has become a leading voice in the …

Uffizi Revolution

Second floor to be dedicated to Renaissance masters Director of the Uffizi Eike Schmidt announced last November that the museum will undergo a revolution next year as an entire floor, the second, will be dedicated to four Renaissance masters. The second floor of the museum, which was established in the late 16th century, will now …

Botticelli Reopens

Rooms 9 and 15 of the Uffizi Gallery, devoted to the paintings of the Early Renaissance, reopened last October after being renovated as part of the Nuovi Uffizi project. These rooms, part of an area that once housed the Medici theatre designed by Bernardo Buontalenti, host masterpieces by Pollaiolo, Hugo van der Goes, Ghirlandaio, and …

Giotto Fears Earthquakes

The Giotto’s Bell Tower is the first famous Italian monument whose capacity for resistance will be analyzed after the recent earthquakes. Experts fear that, should another earthquake hit central Italy, Giotto’s Campanile may not withstand the impact. The monitoring of the tower began in November and will go on for one year.  It will evaluate its foundations, …

Galleria Gagliardi Hosts Alma Materia

The San Gimignano based Gagliardi Contemporary Art Gallery is hosting the collective exhibition Alma Materia until Dec. 10. Curated by Alessandra Frosini and Stefano Gagliardi, the exhibit showcases 20 sculptures and installations from a group of internationally acclaimed artists including Annalù, Giuseppe Bergomi, Giorgio Bevignani, Aron Demetz, Michelangelo Galliani, Graziano Pompili, Matteo Tenardi: artists that …

Coccia Wins Carlo Levi Prize

Italics:  L’arse Argille Consolerai. Carlo Levi, dal Confino alla Liberazione di Firenze attraverso Testionianze, Foto e Documenti Inediti The book on Carlo Levi written by Florentine journalist Nicola Coccia won the Carlo Levi award. The award ceremony took place in Aliano, where Levi was confined by the Fascist government and where is buried, on Oct. …

Ponte Presents Ranaldi

Il Ponte Presents Ranaldi Exhibit inaugurates Nov. 19 The contemporary art gallery Il Ponte is hosting an exhibition by Renato Ranaldi from Nov. 19. The showcase presents three sets of works from different periods. The first set is the Angolari works (1973-74), consisting of two canvases placed alongside each other to create a corner that …