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The New Rooms of the Early Renaissance at the Uffizi Gallery

By Tania Mio Bertolo and Elena Zinanni (University of Florence), translated by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Murmur, chaos and overcrowding: these were the unfortunate few constants of the fast space that housed the Primavera and the Birth of Venus, the two most famous Botticelli paintings preserved in the Uffizi Gallery. After the 18th of October Read On

Florence 1966-2016: The Rescued Beauty

By Caterina Zaru (University of Florence), translated by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) For the occasion of the anniversary of the tragic flood that hit Florence on the 4th of November 1966, devastating the artistic and cultural heritage of the city especially, and also the surrounding area, the inauguration of the exhibition Florence 1966-2016, The Rescued Read On

Bargello Museum

By: Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The Bargello, also known as the National Museum, was built in 1255 and is one of the older buildings in Florence. While originally it was the headquarters for the Captain of the People, the building went through many changes. It was also the headquarters for the police captain, a Read On

Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

By Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in Florence has been collecting for over 400 years. The oldest objects in the museum are from the Medici collections, but they also boast items from expeditions as recent as the 1990s. While the museum displays a wide array of objects, it also Read On

Arno River. Source of Prosperity. Source of Destruction

Translation by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Fifty years since the disastrous flood of the Arno River in Florence, and the city’s institutions remembered this painful episode of recent history through meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. One of these is found in the exhibition space on the first floor of the State Archives, through the contributions Read On

Majesty Betrayed

Translation by Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) What is the “Majesty Betrayed”? She is a woman humiliated, mortified and subdued by her own children. She is a triumph of the feminine. It is the sculpture of rosy hues with soft and rounded shapes that will stand for some months in the Santa Maria Novella square in Florence. Read On

The End of the World

By Katherine Reaume (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The Centro Pecci museum in Prato, recently reopened in October,  is holding its first exhibition The End of the World, curated by the director Fabio Cavallucci, which brings together a collection of over 50 international artists to make connections between multiple disciplines, including art, including music, theatre, cinema, architecture, and Read On

Museo Degli Innocenti

By Vanessa Campoli (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) In 2008 Museo Degli Innocenti took the initiative to create a more interactive museum experience. After an eight year restoration, costing 12.8 million euro, the museum reopened its doors to the public on June 23, 2016. This restoration project allowed for new technology to be added and adapted for Read On

With Juice of Herbs and Green Earth

By Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) Santa Maria Novella, one of the oldest churches in Florence, hosts works by artists like Filippo Lippi, Ghirlandaio, and Giorgio Vasari. These and other works are displayed inside a three room museum hosted inside the church. The three rooms: The Ubriachi Chapel, the Refectory, and the Chapter House, are Read On

Giovanni dal Ponte: Protagonist of Late Gothic Florentine Humanism

By Rachyl Grussing (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici) The first monographic exhibition dedicated to early Gothic Humanism painter Giovanni dal Ponte runs from 22 November 2016 to 12 March 2017 at the Galleria dell’Accademia. The exhibition is an attempt to situate dal Ponte’s work as an important step in the movement between the late Gothic method of Read On

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