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Exhibits in Tuscany

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 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.  

- monthly recurring events (links below)

- art exhibits in Tuscany (calendar below)

- art exhibits in Florence

- what's happening now in Tuscany

- what's happening now in Florence

 

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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:

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Pisa | VOLAREARTE | until 2019

When: Until June 15, 2017

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.

Park Eun Sun at Pisa

 


Lucca | M.A.N. MELODIA ARTE NATURA | August 20, 2017

M.A.N. Melodies of Art & Nautre

When: March 26, 2017 - August 20, 2017

City: Lucca

Where: Orto Botanico (Botanical Gardens of Lucca)

For Hours see Website

There are five “monumental” sculptures made of wood, bronze and/or raku ceramics. They are “site-specific”, meaning they were created specifically for this garden. Smaller sculptures design a path in the garden that hosts them, for a total of about twenty works. The location of the sculptures outlines an artistic itinerary that flows from the entrance to the body of water in the botanical gardens, starting with the piece called 'Arpa', the opera set up in 2016 during the 'Murabilia', severing as an exhibition preview.

Roberto Giansanti, a national sculptor from Rome, lives and works in Versilia. His style focuses on a mix between man, nature and music. Some of his sculptures can be found in the Bosco di Gianni and the San Francesco Museum in Greve in Chianti (Florence).

 


Prato | IL LUOGO DI UNI’ | September 3, 2017

Poggio Colla, an Etruscan sanctuary in Mugello

When: March 25 - September 3, 2017

City: Carmignano

Where: Museo Archeologico di Artimino

For Hours see Website

An exhibition that highlights the findings of a site where they have identified several ritual contexts, a stele and a base of statues with Etruscan inscriptions attesting to the importance of the word written already in a very ancient phase.

Among the objects on display there is also an exceptional male bronze head, archaic, which measures the quality of imports into the sanctuary. His elaborate hair suggests that it is a divinity.

 


Anghiari | LA BATTAGLIA SVELATA | September 17, 2017

History told through the designs of Leonardo da Vinci

When: March 25, 2017 - September 17, 2017

City: Anghiari

Where: Museo della Battaglia e di Anghiari

For Hours see Website

A new virtual narrative of the historic battle and the lost drawing pad of Leonardo da Vinci representing her in the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence. Leonardo's original sketches of corpus are available to the public in digital format in high resolution.

The Battle of Anghiari was fought on 29 June 1440, between the forces of Milan and those of the Italian League led by the Republic of Florence in the course of the Wars in Lombardy. The battle was a victory for the Florentines, securing Florentine domination of central Italy. Legend tells us that though the battle involved thousands of troops and lasted all day - only one life was lost when a soldier fell off his horse and died.

 


Siena Countryside | IL BUON SECOLO | September 30, 2017

When: March 18 - June 30, 2017 (extended to September 30, 2017)

City: Montepulciano - Pienza - San Quirico

Program Website

The Beauty of the Paintings from Siena

This exhibit strives to pull together the vast beauty of a century’s worth of art and combine it with the timelessness of its landscape. You are invited to set into towns like that of Sarteano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Asciano, Trequanda and San Quirico d’Orcia on a virtual treasure hunt. Starting from the beginning of the 16th to the middle of the 17th century, when art in and around Siena was experimenting with “maniera moderna” and the light of Caravaggio, this exhibit is filled with excellent and singular artistic personalities who are completely discovered by the general public.

Check out the website, and insert a stop or two on your itinerary while visiting Val d’Orcia and the Valdichiana area. Not only does this exhibit offer a tour through a century’s worth of artistic styles but also a landscape that shouldn’t be missed. The towns of Montepulciano, San Quirico d’Orcia and Pienza are each going to host a section of the exhibition dedicated to an important artist from the area and to his environment, inspired by a masterpiece already present in the towns.

Domenico Beccafumi, Santa Agnese Segni

 


Arezzo | TESORI DI AREZZO | September 30, 2017

Minervae Sinum, a bronze treasure comes home

When: May 6, 2017 - September 30, 2017

City: Arezzo

Where: Palazzo della Fraternità

For Hours see Website

Discovered in 1541 near the church of San Lorenzo and quickly transported by Cosimo I de 'Medici to Palazzo Vecchio (and today at the Archaeological Museum of Florence), the statue is a bronze hollow of the 3rd century BC, high m. 1.55, made to 'lost wax' and heavily restored in 1785 by the sculptor Francesco Carradori, who added his right arm lost and moved his head.

The statue was not found intact. In the 18th century it was the subject of an important restoration by the sculptor Francesco Carradori. A further restoration took place a few decades ago, by the Superintendence Restoration Center. And it has brought to light an incredible story, that is, just the story of the restoration made by the Carradori.

 


Massa-Carrara | DOPO CANOVA | October 22, 2017

Sculpture from Florence to Rome

When: July 8 - October 22, 2017

City: Massa-Carrara

Where: Palazzo Cucchiari

For Hours see Website

The exhibition llustrates two particular moments of the process of renovation of Italian sculpture in the first half of the nineteenth century: the Roman panorama still dominated by heirs, direct collaborators, Canova and Thorvaldsen, and the Florentine area where, without difficulty, imposes the "novelty" of Lorenzo Bartolini's teaching.

 


Siena | LA BELLEZZA FERITA | Oct 29, 2017

Norcia, Earth Heart Art Quake.

When: December 23, 2016 - October 29, 2017

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 recused 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.

 


Siena | AMBROGIO LORENZETTI | Jan 28, 1018

amazing artist from the XIV century

When: October 22, 2017 - January 28, 2018

City: Siena

Where: Crypt of the Duomo Santa Maria della Scala

For Hours see Website

Ambrose was one of the greatest painters of the whole of Europe in the 14th century, but one can say - as it may seem like a paradox - that he is a little-known artist.

He is universally known as the painter of 'Good Governance', the cycle of allegorical paintings and the extraordinary urban and rural visions. But besides this, the painter is not known by the unmistakable creativity that has profoundly renewed many iconographic traditions.

 



Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been over 24 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. And I soon learned 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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