Terre degli Uffizi: eight new exhibitions for the travelling project of the Uffizi Galleries
In addition to Anghiari, Montespertoli and Poppi, already present in the first edition and confirmed, Reggello, Arezzo, San Giovanni Valdarno, San Casciano and San Piero a Sieve have been added.
Eight exhibitions will be held in 2022 as part of the second edition of Terre degli Uffizi, a project for the enhancement of Tuscany's artistic heritage promoted by the Uffizi Galleries and Fondazione CR Firenze, as part of their respective projects Uffizi Diffusi and Piccoli Grandi Musei.
A new exhibition programme that promotes the link between the territory and its artistic wealth artistic wealth. It was presented this morning by Luigi Salvadori, President of the Fondazione CR Firenze, Eike Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi Galleries and the mayors of the municipalities involved in the project. The aim of the project is to decentralise the flow of visitors and increase local tourism, thanks to collaboration with the peripheral museums already present in the area and with the municipalities.
Masaccio and the Masters of the Renaissance compared to celebrate 600 years of the Triptych of San Giovenale from 23 April to 23 October, at the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art in Cascia (Reggello): the first new exhibition is dedicated to Masaccio on the occasion of the sixth centenary of the execution of the Triptych of San Giovenale, and traces the artist's links with the painting of his time.
The exhibition Masaccio and Angelico. Dialogue on truth in painting, which will open from 17 September to 15 January 2023 in San Giovanni Valdarno in the Museo delle Terre Nuove and in the Museo della Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie: it will be dedicated to the innovations offered by the two great Renaissance painters to the history of art, with a selection of paintings linked to the iconography of the Madonna and Child.
In Anghiari, The Warrior Pope. Giuliano della Rovere and the men-at-arms of Anghiari is the eexhibition which opens from 21st May to 25th September at the Museo della Battaglia e di Anghiari. At the Museum of Sacred Art in Montespertoli The Uffizi predella saved from the castle of Montegufoni, from 14 May to 8 January 2023 will exhibit a predella from the 15th century that had been kept in the castle of Montegufoni, together with other works, such as Botticelli's Primavera, during the Second World War.
Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi in Arezzo will host from 17 June to 23 October the exhibition Pietro Benvenuti nell'età di Canova. Paintings and drawings from public and private collections, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the death of Antonio Canova. The exhibition at the Conti Guidi Castle in Poppi, from 8 July to 1 November, will be dedicated to the mystery of life and birth, Nel segno della vita. Donne e madonne al tempo dell'attesa (In the Sign of Life. Women and Madonnas at the Time of Expectation), which revolves around a painting by Sante Pacini conserved in the Vallombrosa monastery, but coming from Santa Trinita in Florence.
The exhibition at the Giuliano Ghelli Museum in San Casciano, Jacopo Vignali a San Casciano. Paintings from the Uffizi Galleries in memory of Carlo del Bravo, from 2 October to 8 January 2023. From 1 June to 6 November A Renaissance masterpiece from France in Bosco ai Frati: the triptych by Nicolas Froment. Terre degli Uffizi in Mugello will see temporarily relocated to the Convent of San Bonaventura in Bosco ai Frati, in San Piero a Sieve, the work that stood for centuries in the church of the convent, before being taken to the Florentine Galleries with the Napoleonic suppressions.
"The excellent start of the project last year - confirmed by the number of visitors - has convinced us to continue along this path," says Eike Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi Galleries. "The success of the first edition of this project," says Luigi Salvadori, President of the Fondazione CR Firenze, "has confirmed the validity of the operation, which also has distant origins. In fact, it is the extension and further enhancement of one of our territorial marketing projects that was launched over 15 years ago and which we have called Piccoli Grandi Musei, not by chance".
For all information on the exhibitions, visit the website https://www.uffizi.it/eventi/terre-uffizi-mostre.