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December 20, 2018

Best exhibitions

The most important art exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany


Uffizi Galleries
Water as Microscop of Nature. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester  until January 20, 2019
Absolutely engaging: visitors can finally read the Codex through the Codescope, which deciphers the system used by the genius Vinci. The exhibition is a preview of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, paying tribute to him through his futuristic discoveries. Every day, 8.15am to 6.15pm. Closed on Monday.
Flora Commedia  until January 20, 2019
The Renaissance interpreted through an explosion of colours, using truly unusual pigments, like gunpowder: this is the exhibition by artist Cai Guo-Qiang (Quanzhou, China, 1957), who is inspired by the Florentine Renaissance.
Antony Gormley. Being 26 February - 26 May 2019
The new, large exhibition hall Magliabechiana will unite twelve works by Antony Gormley, made of different materials and dimensions, which explore the body in space and the body as space. Two other sculptures will be placed in the rooms of the historical collection, while a third will be installed on the terrace of the Uffizi, above the Loggia dei Lanzi. Many of these works have been created for the occasion, and are the result of a long creative process.
Palazzo Strozzi, until January 20, 2019
Marina Abramovic’. The Cleaner
Half a century of experimentation using her own body as the medium of choice: Marina Abramovic’s most famous performances are on display with the help of videos, images and actors. Every day, 10am to 8pm, Thursday 10am to 11pm.
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Palazzo Spini Feroni, until March 10, 2019
Italy in Hollywood
The years Salvatore Ferragamo spent in the United States, from 1915 to 1927, and Italian celebrities. Every day 10am to 7.30pm.
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, until Februay 24, 2019
Banksy. This is not a photo opportunity
At Palazzo Medici Riccardi, visitors can learn about the figures and themes found in Banksy’s street art.
Villa Bardini, until January 13, 2019
Fanfare e Silenzi. Viaggio nella Pittura di Primo Conti attraverso il Novecento
The exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the death of Primo Conti (1900 - 1988), presenting a comparison with his contemporaries, from Carrà to Picasso. Every day, 10am to 7pm. Closed on Monday. 


Centro Pecci untile March 8, 2019
Soggetto nomade / Nomadic Subject. Female identity through the images of five Italian photographers, 1965-1985
Nomadic Subject brings together in an exhibition, for the first time, the images of five Italian women photographers, from the mid-1960s to the 1980s, to convey different perspectives on the experience, representation and interpretation of feminine subjectivity in a period of sweeping social change for Italy. Years of transition from radical political engagement to hedonism, years of terrorist violence but also of civil achievements, brought about mostly by women and the struggles of feminism. Every day from 10 to 20, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 23. Closed Monday


Palazzo Blu, until February 17, 2019
From Magritte to Duchamp 1929: Great Surrealism from Centre Pompidou
Over 90 artworks on loan from the Centre Pompidou bring visitors on a journey through Surrealism and its key figures, like Magritte, Dalì, Duchamp. Ernst, De Chirico, Giacometti, Mirò and Picasso. Mon - Fri, 10am to 7pm; Sun and holidays, 10am to 8pm. 

Palp Palazzo Pretorio of Pontedera (province of Pisa) until April 28
Horizons of water between Painting and Decorative Arts. Galileo Chini and other protagonists of the early twentieth century.
A central figure, one of the most prominent authors of International Modernism, together with some artists who shared with him the experiences of the period, from Symbolism to Liberty, from the Viennese Secession to the suggestions of Orientalism. The theme of the exhibition is water, a recurrent subject in those artistic movements that, between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, have identified with Symbolism and Divisionism. Tuesday to Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am - 8pm, closed on Mondays


Terme Tamerici, Montecatini Terme, Until January 13, 2019
Kandinsky Color Experience
More multimedia journey than exhibition, a sort of total immersion into Kandinsky’s art on display at the Liberty-style Terme Tamerici. Mon - Thurs, 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm; Fri - Sun, 9am to 10pm.  

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