9 Special Art Exhibitions to Visit in Florence in 2014

In 2014 the Polo Museale Fiorentino offers another “A Year of Art”, the series of exhibitions organized at the main city museums, from the Uffizi to the Accademia.

This year 9 exhibitions are scheduled and will be hosted in 6 of Florence’s museums.

This is the program of exhibitions throughout the year to help you plan your upcoming visit:

Once in a Lifetime: Treasures from the Archives and Libraries of Florence

At the GALLERIA PALATINA from January 28 through April 27, 2014
133 treasures found in the manuscripts, drawings and books from over 30 institutions and citizens are gathered together for the very first time, some never having been shown to the public.
An example of the treasures on display: an edition of Vasari’s “Lives” from 1568, a page with sketches by Michelangelo Buonarroti, the original signed law abolishing the death penalty in Tuscany by Peter Leopold of Lorraine.

The Room of the Muses: Baroque paintings from Francesco Molinari Pradelli Collections

At the UFFIZI GALLERY from February 11 through May 11, 2014
An exhibition with a wide selection of paintings belonging to Collection Pradelli Molinari, the famous conductor of the 1900s who throughout the course of his life collected works he liked and, in particular, works from the Italian seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Getting Re-Acquainted with Michelangelo: Sculpture by Buonarroti in photographs and paintings from the XIX century to the present

At the ACCADEMIA GALLERY from February 18 through May 18, 2014
A special exhibit to mark the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti by bringing together his work as seen through the lenses. The show has photographs of his works as well as nineteenth century to contemporary paintings and sculptures inspired by the great artist.

Baccio Bandinelli, Sculptor and Maestro (1493-1560)

At the BARGELLO NATIONAL MUSEUM from April 9 to July 13, 2014
Considered the greatest sculptor of his time, along with Michelangelo, this special exhibition brings together all his works, sculptures and paintings (that could be moved, of course).

Sacred Splendor: The Treasure of the Chapel of the Relics in Palazzo Pitti

At the SILVER MUSEUM IN PALAZZO PITTI from May 20 to September 28, 2014
The exhibition presents a selection of works from the “Chapel of the Relics” in Pitti Palace, built by Cosimo I and enriched in particular by the Grand Duchess Maria Maddalena von Habsburg, who was deeply religious.

Jacopo Ligozzi “Universal painter” (Verona 1547 – Firenze 1627)

At the PALATINE GALLERY from May 27 to September 28, 2014
The court artist for Grand Duke Francesco I, where he distinguished himself by designs of nature, but also portraits, historical paintings, works on religious themes and designer clothes and embroidery for fabrics.

The Pure, Simple and Natural in Florence between the XVI and XVII century

At the UFFIZI GALLERY from June 17 to November 2, 2014
Eighty works by over thirty artists including painters and sculptors of the Florentine area between the sixteenth and the seventeenth century.

“The fortunes of the primitives”: Artistic treasures from Italian collections between the XVIII and XIX CENTURY”

At the ACCADEMIA GALLERY from June 24 to December 8, 2014
A collection of works of high art of the period between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries from famous Italian collections. Paintings, but also sculptures and miniatures of famous Italian masters.

Spotlight on the XX century: Trial installation for the future of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Palazzo Pitti

At the MODERN ART GALLERY at PALAZZO PITTI from September 30 settembre, 2014 to January 11, 2015
Not only an exhibition, but a hypothesis of a new museum with masterpieces of the 900 currently held in storage at the Gallery of Modern Art.

For further details, visit the website Un anno ad Arte.

About Cristina Romeo

Born in Florence at the end of the fabulous '70s, Cristina has always lived in the famous "cradle of the Renaissance". She's in love with her homeland, but also enjoys traveling and discovering new places. Cristina is mum to a lovely little girl, to whom she hopes to pass on all the passion and love of our precious, wonderful Tuscany.