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Exhibits in Tuscany

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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 intiguing 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.

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Amazing artist from the XIV century

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: October 22, 2017 - January 28, 2018

City: Siena

Where: Santa Maria della Scala


For hours and costs, see Website

Ambrogio Lorenzetti was one of the greatest painters in the whole of Europe in the 14th century, but ironically is one of the least known.

He is universally known as the painter of 'Good Governance', the cycle of allegorical paintings and of extraordinary urban and rural visions. But besides this, most have absolutely no notion of the work of this creative artist who profoundly renewed a host of iconographic traditions. We've gone to visit this new exhibit, stay tuned for a review and photos soon!

Museo Civico di Pistoia | ANTON DOMENICO GABBIANI

Architecture with both eyes open to the future

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: October 28, 2017 - January 28, 2018

City: Pistoia

Where: Museo Civico, del Duomo, 1

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This museum collects the most significant testimonies from churches and convents suppressed or abolished in the city, from purchases and donations. The artist Anton Domenico Gabbiani was among those who were active in the Academy of Florence in the 17th and 18th centuries, and many of the frescoes of the most important palaces of Florence. His work was also highly appreciated in the Medici Court, where he worked as a portraitist. The piece on display is “The presentation of Jesus at the Temple”, which comes from the Benedictine Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Sala, was commissioned to the artist in 1709 but delivered only ten years later after careful study and methodical preparation by the painter.

Museo Novecento | REVOLUTION 9999

Architecture with both eyes open to the future

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: October 28, 2017 - January 28, 2018

City: Florence

Where: Museo Novecento, Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10

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The aim of 9999’s work was to rethink the forms and languages of architecture at the dawn of the era of electronics and massification of consumption, and in doing so the group developed – within what is known as the Neoavanguardia Architettonica Italiana – a new project form positing the coexistence of the intimacy of the manual process and the broad reach of the media event as transmitted by the television channels, technological progress and environmentalist sentiment.


Visual Passions

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: until January 7, 2018

City: Pistoia

Where: Palazzo Fabroni, Via Sant’Andrea, 18

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Marini, a sculptor born in Tuscany, has never adequately been studied in terms of the historical and stylistic context of his production. This exhibition sets out to rectify this omission, and in consequence establish Marini’s proper place in the history of twentieth-century Modernism. A composite of a selection of masterpieces in bronze, plaster and terracotta by Marino Marini and other artists on display in the exhibition.

Other museums where you can see a display of Marino Marini masterpieces include the Marino Marini Museum in Pistoia and the unique setting in Florence where the Marino Marini Museum in Pistoia and the Rucellai Sepulchre reside under the same roof.

Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci | FROM THE CAVERN TO THE MOON

A Journey through the Collection of the Centro Pecci

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: until January 28, 2018

City: Prato

Where: Centro Pecci Exhibitions, Viale della Repubblica, 277

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Works by sixty Italian and international artists represent in this occasion a non-exhaustive but particularly significant summary of the art of the last half century. This new exhibition presents an itinerary through artistic forms that occupy and become part of the environment; an experience which seems a true immersion among works of art.

Textile Museum in Prato | IL CAPRICCIO E LA RAGIONE

The Fashion Elegance of Europe in the 1700’s

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: until April 29, 2018

City: Prato

Where: Museo del Tessuto, Via Puccetti 3

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Whimsy and Reason. Staged in the museum’s historical textiles room, the exhibition is a journey into the style and trends of eighteenth-century artistic culture, through fashion, textiles and the decorative arts. A unique and unprecedented exhibition stretching over a hundred years, one which is so rich and complex like that of the eighteenth century. More than 100 objects will be exhibited including fabrics, women's and men's clothing, porcelains, shoes, buttons, gloves, headgear, paintings and engravings that will tell the continuous and significant style passages that follow this historic period, from exotic "whims" of the first half of the century up to the classical austere forms of the neoclassical.

Siena | LA BELLEZZA FERITA | ending soon!

Norcia, Earth Heart Art Quake - Wounded Beauty

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: December 23, 2016 - EXTENDED to November 5, 2017 - ENDING SOON!!

City: Siena

Where: Crypt of the Duomo + Santa Maria della Scala

Italy rallies and embraces the zones that were devastated by the earthquake on the 24th of August. Siena, following a long tradition of giving refuge to those in need, has opened the crypt of its Duomo to house several important pieces of art while their original homes (churches, monasteries and convents) are repaired.

On exhibition will be various pieces rescued from the debris immediately following the tremors that have left a permanent mark on the central region of Italy. A collection of paintings, sculptures rescued by the Protezione Civile, the Corpo Nazionale Vigili del Fuoco, and the Comando Carabinieri will be open to the public to admire together with videos showing the rescue efforts and their damaged homes.

Last chance to see this before it ends at the end of October!


the seasons of the family Falconiera

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: September 9, 2017 - January 6, 2018

City: Pistoia

Where: Musei dell’Antico - Palazzo dei Vescovi

The exhibition aims to bring it back the extraordinary creative moment of the master of Ferrara, when moving between Pistoia, Florence and Castiglioncello. The pictorial cycle invites you to probe the mystery around Mrs. Falconer's origins, her role as patron of the unhappy but genius Boldini and the Macchiaioli style.


the identity of a city

Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: September 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018

City: Prato

Where: Museo di Palazzo Pretorio, Piazza del Comune

The Virgin's belt, housed in a Chapel of the Duomo of Prato, will be at the center of the new exhibition in the Palazzo Pretorio Museum. The Sacred Celticle, about 80 centimeters of finely green wool and gold-plated brocade, has, since the 13th century, been a precious symbol of the city's identity value and the engine of Prato's artistic events.


Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: October 13, 2017 - January 28, 2018

City: Pisa

Where: Palazzo Blu (Palazzo d'Arte e Cultura)

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The exhibition will present a full review of all the hypnotic, astonishing and overwhelming masterpieces of the great Dutch, with the help of some curious exhibition solutions designed by the architect Cesare Mari and thanks to the use of technologies and multimedia, one of the characteristics of organized exhibitions at Palazzo Blu.

While remaining a long-standing landscape interpreter, Escher explores more and more the horizons of visual illusion, through geometric compositions, or creating "impossible" architectures.


Contemporary & Classical art exhibits in Florence & Tuscany

When: Until 2019

City: Pisa

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.

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take longe to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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