EXHIBITIONS IN FLORENCE 2019: ALL THE UNMISSABLE EVENTS
Here are the exhibitions in Florence 2019, that is all the important events you can’t miss.
Florence always offers a wide choice of cultural events, but what to see?
Making a list of everything you must see is impossible, but you can make a selection.
Exhibitions in Florence 2019
- ANIMALIA FASHION
ANature is undoubtedly the greatest inspiration to which stylists of every age have ever drawn. A source of infinite suggestions, to reinterpret with details and imagination between existing and non-existent species. An encounter between nature and artifice presented yesterday at the Museum of Fashion and Costume at Palazzo Pitti in Florence, in the exhibition Animalia Fashion.
When: 8 january – 5 may 2019
Where: Palazzo Pitti, Museo della Moda e del Costume
IN THE FEMININE, WOMEN, SOCIAL COMMITMENT AND TALENT 1861–1926
- IN THE FEMININE, WOMEN, SOCIAL COMMITMENT AND TALENT 1861–1926
The Uffizi’s continuing effort to showcase women artists – in this case those multitalented ones around the Unity of Italy whose work was important in various artistic and literary fields.
When: 7 march – 26 may 2019
Where: Palazzo Pitti, Galleria d’arte moderna, Sala del Fiorino
VERROCCHIO, MASTER OF LEONARDO
- VERROCCHIO, MASTER OF LEONARDO
This show at Palazzo Strozzi will examine some of the best masterpieces by Andrea del Verrocchio alongside a series of crucially important works by such artists as Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and his most celebrated pupil, Leonardo da Vinci. It is the first ever retrospective on Verrocchio and will included numerous loans never seen before in Italy and combining sculpture and painting.
When: 8 march – 14 june
Where: Palazzo Strozzi
TRIBUTE TO COSIMO I
Galleria degli Uffizi e Palazzo Pitti
- TRIBUTE TO COSIMO I
Three connected mini-exhibitions will celebrate the 500 years from the birth of Grand Duke Cosimo I de’Medici. The Medici Archive Project organized an exhibition about the Cento Lanzi (Uffizi Sala di Levante), the historical medical guard, as told through prints, drawings and arms. The impact of this militia on Florence is strong, yet we’ve never heard of them… until we connect the name of the Loggia dei Lanzi, the “sculpture museum” outside Palazzo Vecchio, to them. I guess we will have to see the show to understand how that happened. Una biografia tessuta will display a series of Medici tapestries made for the Duke under the direction of Pietro Févère, head of the Grand Ducal tapestry factory (this existed, who knew). See them at Palazzo Pitti, Sala Bianca and Sala delle Nicchie. Finally, Il villano e la sua botticella. Divertimenti nel nuovo giardino at Palazzo Pitti, Sala delle Nicchie shows the restoration of the first sculpture made for the Boboli Gardens.
When: 6 june – 29 september
Where: Gli Uffizi, Sale di Levante – Palazzo Pitti, Sala Bianca e Sala delle Nicchie
NATALIA GONCHAROVA. A WOMAN AND THE AVANT-GARDE, FROM GAUGUIN TO MATISSE AND PICASSO
- NATALIA GONCHAROVA. A Woman and the Avant-Garde, from Gauguin to Matisse and Picasso
Produced and organised in conjunction with the Tate Modern in London, the exhibition sets out to celebrate the great Russian artist Natalia Goncharova, a central figure of the avant-garde movement in the first half of the 20th century, showcasing over 150 works and juxtaposing her multi-faceted output as painter, costumier, illustrator and set designer with works by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Umberto Boccioni
When: 3 october – 19 january
Where: Palazzo Strozzi
PIETRO ARETINO AND THE ART OF THE RENAISSANCE
Galleria degli Uffizi
- PIETRO ARETINO AND THE ART OF THE RENAISSANCE
100 paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, tapestries, miniatures, books and prints reconstruct the huge intellectual atmosphere of the beginning of the Cinquecento, the time of Pietro Aretino but also of so many other great minds. The exhibition is broken down into five sections illustrating the main events in Aretino’s life and the succession of scenarios stretching from his early days in Arezzo and Perugia to his arrival at the papal court in Rome and to his move to northern Italy, first to Mantua and finally to Venice. This is the fullest and most essential part of the High Renaissance, under the influence of popes Giulio II, Leone X e Clemente VII; a show that borrows the name of Aretino, it seems, to explore a wider phenomenon.
When: 26 november 2019- 1 march 2020
Where: Gli Uffizi, Aula Magliabechiana