Tag: exhibitions

Pistoia: the city to visit in Tuscany in 2017

Pistoia: The 2017 Italian Capital of Culture

December 22, 2016

The city of Pistoia was awarded the prestige of Italian Capital of Culture for 2017. With a calendar packed full of theater, music, art, and activities, Pistoia is gearing up for a full year of cultural enrichment. The program includes renovating historic monuments to create space for exhibits and will be featuring events showcasing local, Italian and…

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Women Artists in Florence: Spotlight on Adriana Pincherle

May 16, 2016

If you’ve been to Florence before and wondered where all of the artwork made by WOMEN over the last few centuries is at, you’re not the first one. We are hard pressed to name any well-known female artist from the Renaissance beyond Artemisia Gentileschi (this is one of her most well-known works housed at the…

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20th Century Art in Tuscany at Villa Bardini

December 3, 2015

Up until the 10th of January 2016, take the extraordinary opportunity to go admire rarely seen works of art from the 20th century currently being hosted at the beautiful Villa Bardini in Florence. It is the chance to see quiet exhibit in the uncrowded rooms within the apartment of the villa, as well as enjoy…

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The Divine in Modern Art

October 28, 2015

At first glance, it might seem that Florence is stuck in the past, with its masterpieces of the Renaissance in its museums, churches and streets. Florence’s main museums are full of religious artworks, commissioned by large families for their churches and chapels, which today are recognized as some of the most magnificent works of art,…

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Jeff Koons ‘In Florence’

October 27, 2015

Anyone who arrives in Florence right now and visits Piazza della Signoria will get the chance to admire a very particular – and bright and shiny – sculpture standing right in front of Palazzo Vecchio: it is Jeff Koons’s Pluto and Proserpina. Sitting in between the copies of Michelangelo’s David and Donatello’s Judith and Holofernes, the statue catches your…

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Verso: Moving Towards Contemporary Art in Siena

October 9, 2015

Siena is dedicating the month of October to the contemporary expression of art, music and dance with a long list of international participants who will invade the urban spaces of Siena and fill them with interpretations of their vision for a movement towards the future. It is an immense challenge to transform a stage like…

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3 Great Reasons to Visit Poggio a Caiano Now!

July 23, 2015

If you’re in Florence or Tuscany from now until October, I suggest you plan to include a visit to the Medici Villa at Poggio a Caiano, just 30 minutes from Florence. REASON #1: THE VILLA The very first reason why you should visit the villa is just because it is a Medici villa, one of…

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The Middle Ages on the Road

March 27, 2015

Whether you’re attracted by the Medieval period or not, the special exhibit that just opened at the Bargello last week will likely make you rethink your interest. Since living in Tuscany, I’ve found the Middle Ages to be a fascinating time in history. The signs of that period still evident in Tuscany (just think of…

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Gerrit van Honthorst at the Uffizi Gallery

February 27, 2015

The first exhibit of Florence’s rich program “Art for a Year” recently opened at the Uffizi Gallery and I had a chance to go see it on the first day. Gerrit van Honthorst, known as Gherardo delle Notti in Italy, was a Dutch Golden Age painter with the exhibit centered around his time in Italy…

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San Gimignano’s ‘900. Una Donazione

February 25, 2015

Need a break from the medieval and Renaissance religious icons at churches and museums? Then head to San Gimignano, one of the most representative villages of Medieval architecture in Tuscany to discover contemporary works of art. San Gimignano surprisingly has attracted many contemporary artists over the last half-century and now is home to the Gallery…

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