What's Showing around Tuscany?
Trying to make plans for your holidays? Check out a selection of some of the most interesting ongoing exhibits in Tuscany. And we suggest that you read our blog post to learn more about some of the more intriguing contemporary art exhibits in Florence.
But don't stop there, click on one of the links below and use a few of our helpful tools to keep you updated on both local activities and recurring events throughout Tuscany, with an emphasis on those that are easy to find and fun to participate.
- monthly recurring events (links below)
- art exhibits in Tuscany (calendar below)
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Check out recurring festivals, sagras, events and special holidays on our special edition monthly events page. Simply click on the month below for an up-to-date list of major events all over Tuscany:
Siena | MUSIC FOR THE EYES
When: Until November 4, 2018
Where: Santa Maria della Scala
This is not a show about the crossover elements—revolving around the visualization of music—that can be found both in the field of video art and in music videos made by artists and filmmakers
Pisa | CITTA' della CERAMICA
When: Until November 5, 2018
Where: See Website
A thousand years of economy and art, from Mediterranean imports to contemporary creations in four main exhibition venues, including San Michele degli Scalzi, Palazzo Blu, Chamber of Commerce of Pisa and the National Museum of San Matteo.
More than 500 exhibits and a series of initiatives to reconstruct the history of a manufacturing and artistic production that has continually characterized Pisa and the Lower Valdarno from the Middle Ages to the 20th century
Lucca | HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON. IN AMERICA
When: Until November 11, 2018
Where: Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art
It consists of 101 black and white images, bringing together the shots that the Parisian photographer - founder of Magnum Photos - made in the United States since the mid-thirties, when he visited the country for the first time, until the end of the sixties.
These works succeeded in capturing the reality and essence of American life at the time, showing, in particular, the diversity of the rich American society.
Arezzo | NEL SEGNO DI LEONARDO, La Tavola Doria dagli Uffizi
When: Until January 6, 2019
Where: Castello di Poppi
At the center of an exciting high-tech multimedia exhibition is exhibited one of the most famous and "disputed" paintings of Italian art of the sixteenth century. It depicts the fight for the banner, the central scene of the Battle of Anghiari, the legendary fresco of Leonardo (lost) on the right wall of the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, which according to the original decoration program should have illustrated the bloody clash that June 29, 1440, in Anghiari, he confronted the Visconti army, dukes of Milan and a coalition composed of Florentine, papal and Venetian troops.
The work, illegally exported from Italy, after a long wandering between Germany, the United States, Japan, and Switzerland, in 2012 miraculously returned to our country with all the honors.
Arezzo | CRONACHE DELLA FIERA ANTIQUARIA
When: Until January 9, 2019
Where: Fondazione Ivan Bruschi
In celebration of the 50th year, the Antique Fair in Arezzo has scanned its archives and has created a story with images of the past.
The exhibition manages to compose the chronicle of the facts inherent to the Fair, starting from June 2, 1968, up to the present day, thanks to the journalistic articles, and to the various administrative documents.
Sansepolcro | LA SEDUZIONE DELLA PROSPETTIVA
When: Until January 6, 2019
City: Sansepolcro (Province: Arezzo)
Where: Museo Civico Piero Della Francesca
The exhibition presents the two souls of Piero della Francesca: refined painter and a great mathematician. The exhibition itinerary is organized around De prospectiva pingendi, a fundamental text for the development of the modern perspective of 1475. Through reconstructions of drawing instruments, facsimiles of codes, three-dimensional models and video, it aims to illustrate the mathematical research applied to a painting of Piero and the legacy left to artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Daniele Barbaro and perspective theorists at least until the mid-sixteenth century.
Santa Maria della Scala | OBSCURE CLARTE’
Art by Li Chevalier
When: January 6, 2019
Address: Santa Maria della Scala, Siena
The artist Li Chevalier divides her life between two countries, France and China. She shows her ideas thanks to music and pictorial lightnesses. In Obscure clarté exhibition, Li Chevalier's eclecticism and all aspects are displayed with a set-up that takes advantage of the empty and suggestive spaces of the "Magazzini della Corticella".
Pisa | DA MAGRITTE A DUCHAMP 1929
When: Until February 17, 2019
Where: Palazzo Blu, Lungarno Gambacorti, Pisa
For the first time in Italy, the French institution will lend a series of masterpieces that are hardly lacking, being displayed in the permanent collection of what is the most important European institution dedicated to twentieth-century art. The exhibition is an impeccable body of masterpieces that will accompany the visitors of Palazzo BLU to discover the wonders of that Surrealism that has profoundly changed the art of the twentieth century.
Monteriggioni | MONTERIGGIONI PRIMA DEL CASTELLO
When: Until April 23, 2019
The exhibition will retrace the local history from the Iron Age (IX century BC) to late Hellenism (II-I century BC), with 250 local exhibits on display from the museums of Florence, Volterra, and Colle di Valdelsa, accompanied by reconstructions in 3D of materials stored in Berlin. There will also be multimedia reconstructions of some Etruscan tombs in the area, including the famous tomb of the Calisna Sepu, found at the end of the nineteenth century with a rich set of urns, vases and various furnishings.
Pisa | VOLAREARTE
When: Until 2019
Where: Galileo Galilei Airport
Well into the third edition of this initiative by the Henraux Foundation together with the Tuscany Airports, you will find a collection of 9 sculptures from Park Eun Sun gracing the Pisa airport.
This renowned Korean artist, a long time resident of Versilia, arrived in Italy to satisfy his desire to work with Apuane marbles. His artwork, known on an international level, is remarkable for the pure geometric forms composed of bi-color slabs of marble.