LdM Museology Reviews

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Florence Biennale 2017 – eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability

By Nona Debenham (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici), translated by Costanza Peruzzi (University of Florence) The XIth Florence Biennale directed by Jacopo Celona and curated by Melanie Zefferino ran from October 6th through October 16th, 2017, and showed the works of over 450 artists coming from 72 countries and five continents. The event is a major contemporary art Read On

The Grandsons of the King of Spain. Anton Raphael Mengs at Palazzo Pitti

By Costanza Peruzzi (University of Florence), translated by Nona Debeham (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) In 2016, the Uffizi Galleries acquired, on the antique market, an incomplete work by Bohemian painter Anton Raphael Mengs. The event was celebrated this year with an exhibition opening on 19 September at Palazzo Pitti, the place in which the work was conceived and Read On

The Franco Zeffirelli International Center for Performing Arts, Firenze

By Nona Debenham (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici), Translation by Costanza Peruzzi (Università degli Studi di Firenze) Recently opened on September 1, 2017, the Franco Zeffirelli International Center for the Performing Arts gives visitors the chance to look into the life’s work of revered opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli. The Centre distinguishes itself as an unprecedented experience where Read On

The fragility of the Sign

By Caterina Zaru (Università di Firenze), translation by Nona Debenham (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The National Archaeological Museum of Florence hosts on the second floor, the exhibition, The fragility of the Sign, on display until November 26. The exhibition contains African rock art from the archives of the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Protostoria. The exhibition is Read On

The Cinquecento in Florence. Between Michelangelo, Pontormo and Giambologna

By Simona Anna Vespari (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Translation by Nona Debenham (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The exhibition, The Cinquecento in Florence. Between Michelangelo, Pontormo and Giambologna opened at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence on September 21st and is probably one of the most anticipated events in the Florentine cultural scene. Curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali, Read On

Collegiata Museum of Sant’Andrea di Empoli

By Costanza Peruzzi (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Translation by Nona Debenham (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The cultural patrimony of the Florentine territory is composed of many small museums, dispersed in the neighboring lesser-known cities, which preserve treasures that complete the history, culture and the story of the most famous Florentine museums. They are museums of various Read On

BeGo museum in Castelfiorentino

By Giulia Bertelli (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Translation by Nona Debenham (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Opened in 2009, the BeGo museum in Castelfiorentino is a building designed and built specifically to accommodate the frescoes detached from two important Valdelsa tabernacles, created by the Florentine painter Benozzo Gozzoli at the end of the fifteenth century: the Tabernacle Read On

Museo Stefano Bardini, Glenn Brown, Piaceri Sconosciuti

By Katherine Reaume (Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici) The Museo Stefano Bardini welcomes the artist Glenn Brown into its display within the museum from the 10th of June to the 23rd of October. As a first time visitor, it may seem a bit jarring to suddenly see a work that is contemporary among the ancient, yet the display Read On

Opificio delle Pietre Dure

By Katherine Reaume (Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici) Dedicated to the craftsmanship of Pietre Dure, this gem of a museum is a stone’s throw away from the Accademia, yet it is overlooked by many tourists. Pietre Dure, a technique of cutting stones to assemble a complete image in a “mosaic” like fashion, was brought to Florence by Cosimo Read On

Plautilla Nelli: Art and Devotion to the Convent in the Footsteps of Savonarola

By Simona Anna Vespari (Università degli Studi di Firenze), translated by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici) Plautilla Nelli: Art and Devotion to the Convent in the Footsteps of Savonarola is the exhibition curated by Fausta Navarro that takes place from 8 March and 4 June at the Uffizi Gallery. The inauguration date is no accident: it opens with Read On

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