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Exhibitions

Combine the fabulous art of Florence with a program events and activities that will help introduce you to this wonderful city, look at our exhibition calendar to stay updated on the latest news. Here you can find our selection of  the most popular current exhibits across the city, at major museums, private museums and galleries.

 

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester at the Uffizi

On view the world-famous manuscript to celebrate 500 years from the Genius death.

Uffizi Gallery from 30th October 2018 until 20th January 

Included to the Uffizi ticket; half price till end of February 

 The exhibition includes a wide range of videos and digital footage produced by Galileo Museum 

 


The Codex Leicester consists of 72 pages compiled in Florence between 1504 and 1508 mostly.

Leonardo focuses on water and tries to focus on its structure, vortex movement, properties as well on benefits for humanity. He sees the cataclysms triggered by flowing waters as the cause of the presence of marine fossils on mountain tops and the continuous changes above and below the Earth’s surface; the genius also studies the Moon‘s light.

In this Codex - belonging to Bill Gates since 1994 - we understand that Leonardo considers art and science equal sources for the best understa of Nature.


Marina Abramovic - The Cleaner

From  21 September 2018 to 20 January 2019 the prestigious Palazzo Strozzi hosts a unique retrospective bringing together more than a hundred works ranging from the 1970s to the 2000s by Marina Abramovich, one of the most famous contemporary artist whose works test the body and its potential to the limit.


The exhibition  includes videos,  photographs, paintings, objects, installation and live re-creations or her most famous performances held by a group of performers specially chosen and trained for this occasion. Marina Abramovich is one of the most controversial artist who commits to grueling theatrical and conceptual pieces and whose influence is as far reaching as to inspire superstars Lady Gaga and Jay Z 

After Ai Weiwei and Bill Viola, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will provide an integrated exhibition space giving Marina Abramovi the first opportunity to interact with Renaissance architecture highlighting the close relationship she always had with Italy 

This retrospective is a must-see


The new museum the Opera del Duomo

After a long period of restoration works the new Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence has opened its doors on October 29 2016.


The museum has not only been refurbished, but it has undergone a completely new conception. The museum was founded in 1891 in order to give care to the works of art made for adorning the interior or exterior of the religious monuments of the Cathedral complex.

The Museum has got the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculpture including medieval and Renaissance statues and reliefs in marble, bronze and silver by the leading artists of the era: Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Lorenzo Ghiberti and others.

The most important and astonishing news is the room which welcomes the visitors. It is a large and high space where the former façade of the Cathedral of Florence has been rebuilt and adorned with the statues originally made for it. In front of this façade the three restored doors of the Baptistry, so that a virtual piazza Duomo can be admired inside the museum.

The Museo dell'Opera has got 6,000 sq. mt. surface area and twenty-five rooms on three floors.

The Duomo or Cathedral Complex is made of the Cathedral itself with the Crypt of Santa Reparata, the New Museum of the Opera del Duomo, the Brunelleschi's Dome, the Baptistry and the Giotto's Belltower.

The regular price is 20 euro per person including the whole complex and lasts 72 hours.

The entrance to the Cathedral (the church) is free for everybody.