LdM Museology Reviews

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Università degli Studi di Firenze

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

The Beauty Factory: The Manufacture of Ginori and his statues of people

By Maria Eletta Benedetti (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Translated by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici) The most important museum of Renaissance culture, the Bargello, houses on one side of the majestic courtyard a translucent and candid, rare and fragile population: the porcelain of Richard Ginori. It is not about cups or plates, as they instinctively thought, Read On

Reflections of a Society

By Katherine Reaume (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Reflections of a Society, a temporary exhibition organized by CAMNES and the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, displays the Telephus Mirror and other grave goods from the Etruscan necropolis of Macchia della Riserva in Tuscania (VT) from May 16th to June 29th. Held in the church of San Jacopo open Read On

Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper

Translation by: Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici) It has been less than ten years since the wooden dinner table of Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper had been transferred from the ancient refectory of the convent of Santa Croce to one of the new halls of the Museum of the same monumental complex, after the Arno exhumed and Read On

Let’s do it soon! Marche: 2016 – 2017: Treasures saved, treasures to be saved

Translation by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) On March 28, the Uffizi Gallery opened a new temporary exhibition, ‘Let’s do it soon! Marche: 2016 – 2017: Treasures saved, treasures to be saved’: an exhibition that presents a selection of works, objects of art, and documents all coming from the center of Italy, the area affected Read On

Da Vinci Experience

By Katherine Reaume (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Upon entering the street to Santo Stefano, visitors are greeted by Da Vinci himself and one of his machines. Open from May 13th to October 6th, every day from 10 am until 7:30 pm, the signs advertise not only an experience but also his real machines. As one of Read On

Palazzo Davanzati

By Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Situated a stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio and the Porcellino Market, Palazzo Davanzati is a fine example of an early Renaissance building. Purchased by the Davanzati family in 1578, the house stayed in the family for almost 300 years. After being turned into apartments, and then a historic Read On

The Magic Cosmos of Leonardo da Vinci: The Restored Adoration of the Magi

By Maria Eletta Benedetti (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Translation by: Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo returns “home”, in the Uffizi Gallery where it has been conserved since 1640. In addition to the important re-entry of this work is the exhibition entitled, ‘The Magic Cosmos of Leonardo da Vinci: Read On

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