The exhibitions not to be missed this autumn in Tuscany
Ancient, modern and contemporary. Florence and Tuscany lands of art
Give, Lorenzo Quinn’s large-scale work created for the town of Pietrasanta, is at the Boboli until 19 October. Palazzo Strozzi hosts the major Tomás Saraceno exhibition until 1 November. The phototgraphic exhibition Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution is on show at Palazzo Medici Riccardi until 18 October. The carriage museum at Palazzo Medici Riccardi is showing the exhibition Tutankhamun: a Journey to Eternity until 31 October. Until 2 November, Piazza Pitti and Piazza Santissima Annunziata will be occupied by a hundred great wolves by Chinese sculptor Liu Ruowang. The Museo Novecento presents two new solo shows by Mario Mafai and Francesca Banchelli, on show until 12 October. Stories of Painted Pages. Manuscripts and Illuminations Recovered by the Florentine Cultural Heritage Protection Unit is at the Pitti Palace until 4 October; Fabio Viale – Acqua Alta / High Tide is at Galleria Poggiali until 11 October.
At Santa Maria della Scala in Siena until 10 January 2021, Lady Florence Phillips’ Dream. A Collection from the Johannesburg Art Gallery: Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Modigliani, Turner, Rodin, Moore, Lichtenstein, Derain, Pissarro, Corot, Sargent, Sisley, Bacon, Rossetti, Warhol, Signac, Picasso and many more from Africa’s most important art gallery.
In Montevarchi, the Palazzo del Podestà presents the works of the Tuscan genius Ottone Rosai until 31 January. Jacopo Benassi. Void is at the Pecci Centre in Prato until 1 November, and the same venue hosts Protext! Quando il tessuto si fa manifesto from 23 October to 7 February. Still at the Pecci from 13 November to 7 March, Senza Fretta is the first major Italian exhibition of the groundbreaking work of Simone Forti; the artist’s family was originally from Prato, where his great-grandfather founded a wool factory. The Ragghianti Foundation in Lucca presents two exhibitions to explore the art of Cioni Carpi and Gianni Melotti (3 October to 6 January).