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January 16, 2015

The art exhibitions not to be missed in Florence

From January to March, see what awaits you!

January-February
Organized by Palazzo Strozzi Foundation and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and curated by Eugenio Carmona, the Picasso and Spanish modernity exhibition will be showing till January in Florence. A must-see. In October 2014, the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation launched the new Palazzo Strozzicontemporaneo program, which is devoted to contemporary art and curated by CCC Strozzina. The project consists of four site-specific installations for Palazzo Strozzi’s courtyard. On show at the Gucci Museum till February 8 are the works by Camille Henrot, the French artist born in 1978.
While the Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery hosts New York artist Richard Dupont’s first solo exhibition in Italy, the Uffizi Gallery starts off the year with Gherardo delle Notti’s Most Bizarre Paintings and Merry Suppers (February 10 – May 24). Gerrit Honthorst from Utrecht, better known as Gherardo delle Notti, worked in Italy in the early 1600s, even for the Medici family, who purchased four of the Dutch artist’s canvases. In addition to Gherardo delle Notti, famous for his skill at painting scenes illuminated by a single candle, the exhibition includes works by other Dutch painters, known for their use of the chiaroscuro technique.
The Pure, Simple and Natural in Art in Florence between the 16th and 17th centuries exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery has been extended until early January. Still on show at the Costume Gallery is Tribute to the Maestro Piero Tosi: The Art of Stage Costumes from the Tirelli Bequest. Palazzo Pitti’s Gallery of Modern Art celebrates its 100th anniversary ( 1914-2014) with an exhibition showcasing the museum’s twentieth-century collections: Spotlight on the 20th century. The “star” of the exhibition held at the Accademia Gallery, Nymph Arnina by Lorenzo Bartolini, is a marble statue of the nymph Arnina, beautifully carved and found in a private collection in England by John Kenworthy-Browne. Showing at the Silver Museum till February 22 is The Treasures of the Buccellati Foundation.

March
Held at the Bargello Museum from March 20 to June 21 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Florence as Capital of Italy is the exhibition The Middle Ages on the Move. The Accademia Gallery hosts Franciscan Art. Masterpieces of Art and Asian Lands from the 13th to the 15th centuries (March 30-October 11). 

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