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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.

 

Dawn of a Nation - From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano

Organized in the prestigious Strozzi Palace  international reference point for the production of modern and contemporary art shows, highly acclaimed by visitors and critics.


Florence's attention has now moved to modern Italian artistic production, with a project that brings together eighty works in an original and particularly stimulating itinerary of paintings, sculptures, videos and installations that are emblematic of the cultural ferment in Italy from the early 1950s to the late 1960s that means from the artistic and political debate over realism and abstraction in the immediate post-war period to the art of protest of 1968 and the advent of Arte Povera, also taking in the many experiments of Pop Art. Only now, half a century later, can we look back with fresh and greater lucidity at the highly personal path taken by Italian artists such as Fontana, Vedova, Burri, Fabro, Pistoletto, up to the political struggles of 1968 and its slogans of “forbidden to forbid” or “all power to the imagination”. 

Through the history of art, we can trace the dawning of a new, modern sense of this nation with the reinvention of concepts of identity, belonging and collective life in the aftermath of Fascism and the war. 

 


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.