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July 27, 2015

The exhibitions not to miss in Tuscany, Summer 2015

Attraverso tutta la Toscana, un viaggio estivo dedicato alla cultura


Until the 26th of July, the rooms of the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina at Palazzo Strozzi will host the collective exhibition Also Sculptures Die. The Uffizi Gallery dedicates the Summer to celebrating Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522). ‘Florentine’ Eccentric Painter Between The Reinassance and Mannerism. (until the 27th of September). Despite his numerous sacred and secular paintings kept in museums and collections all over the world, Piero di Cosimo, eccentric genius of the Renaissance in Florence, is nearly unknown by people.
At the Gallery of the Academy, L’arte di Francesco. Capolavori d’arte e terre d’Asia dal XIII al XV secolo (until 11 ottobre).
At the Palatine Gallery and in the suggestive White Hall and in the adjacent rooms of the Palatine Gallery, Carlo Dolci (30 June - 15 November). The exhibition wants to celebrate the artistic genius of Carlo Dolci (1616-1687), the most important painter of the 17th century, whose works of art are kept for the greatest part in the most famous Italian public collections and in many international museums. Finally, during all Summer, Forte Belvedere will show the relationship of the human body to space in Anthony Gormley’s art, while Boboli will show master Lynn Chadwick’s sculptures.

The permanent museum dedicated to the work of Gigi Guadagnucci, one of the latest marble masters, opens in Massa in occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The museum is located in the 17th-century Villa La Rinchiostra, one of the ducal residences of the Cybo-Malaspina family, in the plains below Massa Marittima, a few kilometers from the city. A tour through mythological and literary subjects, from Dante to Marco Polo, from Homer to Cervantes, with Mimmo Paladino. This is An Amazing Picture: Paladino Between Art And Literature, the exhibition held at the Blue Palace in Pisa, which presents 98 paintings by the artists, specifically conceived to illustrate some classics of international literature, among which fourteen unknown masterpieces dedicated to Dante’s work.

Take advantage of a weekend on the seaside to visit two great exhibition in Versilia. Elliot Erwitt Retrospective, at the Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, traces back, through 136 photographs, the life of one of the greatest representatives of photography, capturing the passions and the existential philosophy behind them and showing the importance of the over 60 years of his work.

With the exhibition Canova and Marble Masters. The Carrarese School of the Ermitage, Carrara inaugurates the reopening of the restored rooms of the noble floor of Palazzo Cucchiari, hosting, in the magnificent 19th- century residence which is also the seat of the Giorgio Conti Foundation, 16 sculptures coming from the prestigious museum of St Petersburg, 7 plasters from the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Carrara and a copy from the School of Art of Massa.


At the Ferragamo Museum, the exhibition A Palace and The City celebrates the history of Palazzo Spini Ferroni. For those who still have to visit it, the exhibition The Language Of Flowers at the Gucci Museum has been extended until the 20th September. Dedicated to one of the fashion icons of the Gucci maison, Flora. Four great exhibition at the Galleria Continua of San Gimignano. Descension by Anish Kapoor, the personal exhibition of Jannis Kounellis, Before The Mirror by Michelangelo Pistoletto and the Landscape Experienco by Serse. Until the 5th of September.


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