If you wish to learn more about the Italian Jewish community, then this summer do not miss the exhibition The Colours of Judaism in Italy. Precious Textiles, from the Temple of Jerusalem to Ready-to-Wear Fashion, taking place at the Uffizi Gallery from 27th June to 27th October 2019. Curated by Dora Liscia Bemporad and Olga Melasecchi, this exhibition gathers 140 works including tapestries, laces, fabrics and various ornaments used in daily life and for religious use inside the Aula Magliabechiana. This exhibition takes us from the ancient world right up to the fashions of the 20th century and to modern textile manufacturing, addressing key themes such as the role of writing as a decorative motif, the use of textiles in synagogues, embroidery as a secret labour, and the role of women. What emerges is a Judaism which cares for tradition, but which also proves to be joyous, colourful, and rich in hidden meanings and symbols. Continue reading Precious Emotions of Italy’s Jewish Community through the Art of Textiles, on Show at the Uffizi until 27th October 2019
Every month the display of exhibitions, cultural events, appointments not to be missed in the city for exhibitors, visitors, buyerscongressmen and our guests.
After an exhibition dedicated to Marina Abramovich, Palazzo Strozzi now celebrates Andrea del Verrocchio, born Andrea di Michele di Francesco Cioni. A fitting tribute to a great artist, Master of Leonardo da Vinci and an icon at the time of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s Florence, as well as a cultural event of absolute importance as part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, which took place in Amboise shortly after he was appointed “first painter, architect and engineer” by King Francis I of France. Continue reading Rediscovering Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo’s Master – Palazzo Strozzi, Exhibition Open until 14th July 2019
The appealing and irresistible power of nature and the animal world captures the creativity and the ingenuity of fashion designers. Spiders, insects, urchins, lobsters, snakes, fish, shells, corals, parrots and butterflies become a source of inspiration for dream garments, shoes, sophisticated bags and stunning pieces of jewellery. Continue reading Animalia Fashion: Nature and Haute Couture on Show at Palazzo Pitti – Open until May 5, 2019
Do not miss the beautiful exhibition Omaggio a Bino Bini (A Tribute to Bino Bini) at Palazzo Bastogi, open until 22nd November 2018 and closing the 2018 cultural activities promoted by the Regional Council of Tuscany.
An eclectic and multifaceted personality, “a modern sculptor with an amazingly ancient heart” as Antonio Paolucci remembered him, Bino Bini was also a painter, engraver, medal maker and goldsmith. The Wine & Food Biennale – November 16-19, 2018. Continue reading Praising Details. A Tribute to Bino Bini at Palazzo Bastogi
From 11th June to 16th September 2018, inside the halls of the Andito degli Angiolini at Palazzo Pitti, 90 wonderful photographs will display the timeless charm of cars – icons of beauty and elegance – as well as the seductive and unstoppable power of speed, as experienced in Florence and Tuscany in the thirty years going from 1934 to 1965. Continue reading The Elegance of SPEED – Palazzo Pitti, June 11 – September 16, 2018
Real “miraculous encounters” await visitors at Palazzo Pitti until 29th July 2018. Some of the most important works by Jacopo Carucci from Pontormo (1494-1557) are on show inside the Sala delle Nicchie. Continue reading Pontormo As You Have Never Seen Him Before – Palazzo Pitti, open until July 29, 2018
The creative and imaginative world of Roberto Capucci will be on show in the comfortable frescoed halls of the Andito degli Angiolini at Palazzo Pitti until 14th February 2018. The exhibition will feature 72 drawings showing extremely sophisticated men’s theatre costumes made by the great designer starting from the 1990s, playing a leading role in the exhibition named Capucci dionisiaco (Dionysian Capucci). Continue reading Dionysian Capucci at Palazzo Pitti – Open until 14th February 2018
Fantasizing in front of a piece of precious fabric, following its refined texture which draws elegant geometric patterns, or sophisticated vegetal motifs and imaginary animals according to the tastes, fantasy and sensitivity of that time. And admiring all this reflected and represented by great painters on the paintings on wood and on the frescoes from this period. Continue reading Praising Details. Wealth & Textile Arts in Florence in the 1300s at the Galleria dell’Accademia – 5 December 2017 – 18 March 2018
An unforgettable journey into the splendour of Florence in 16th century – a unique and unrepeatable event taking place at Palazzo Strozzi, where – until 21st January 2018 – you will be able to visit the exhibition The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna, the last act of a trilogy of exhibitions in Palazzo Strozzi curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali. Continue reading Greatness and Splendour of the Cinquecento in Florence on Show at Palazzo Strozzi