UPDATED JANUARY 16, 2018
The region of Tuscany has an immense territory from which to draw upon when looking for exciting and interesting exhibitions and art shows. From gifted artists to magnificent marble, wood and stone sculptures, there are many ongoing events every year.
However, like many good things, these shows eventually must come to an end.
We want to make it easy for you to decide what to do this January, so we have attempted to narrow down the selection to just a few of our favorites, those which undeniably are unique gatherings of creativity. Be aware they all finish before the end of January!
Siena – Extended till April 8th, 2018
Don’t miss what many are calling one of the most important art shows this season in Italy: an exhibition dedicated to a 14th century artist, considered by many to be one of the greatest European painters, Ambrogio Lorenzetti. The majority of his work was created in Siena, for Siena, so it seems only right that the exhibition takes place in Siena. (Ends: January 21, 2018 – Where: Santa Maria della Scala, Piazza del Duomo, 1)
Hint: Don’t miss the frescoes specially restored for the occasion in the Basilica of San Francesco and in the Church of Sant’Agostino.
Read more about Ambrogio Lorenzetti
The work of Marino Marini is showing in his home town of Pistoia, which served as the Italian Cultural Capital for 2017. The first of its kind for this very special Italian artist, the exhibition “Passioni Visive” wants to establish the visual links that connect Marini’s sculpture to the work of major sculptors of the late nineteenth and twentieth-centuries like that of Rodin, Maillol, Despiau, Lehmbruck, Picasso, Moore. (Ends: January 7, 2018 – Where: Palazzo Fabroni, Via Sant’Andrea, 18)
Hint: If you just can’t make it by the 7th of January, the collection will then head off to the Venetian Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Jan 27 – May 1, 2018).
Learn More about Marino Marini
The enigmatic and hypnotic designs of M.C. Escher go “beyond the possible.” In this showing of the Dutch artist, the theme revolves around Escher’s exploration of “the horizons of visual illusion, through geometric compositions”. In other words going “beyond the possible” with the creation of “impossible” architectures. (Ends: January 28, 2018 – Where: Palazzo Blu, Lungarno Gambacorti 9)
Hint: Palazzo Blu in Pisa frequently organising interesting art shows, just another reason to visit this amazing city!
But wait, that’s not all…
There are many other shows taking place throughout the region of Tuscany and we suggest that you plan on adding at least one or two to your itinerary as you explore the small towns, vineyards and museums before they too come to a close.