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Carlo Erba Le trottole del sobborgo (che vanno) 1913-1915 collezione privata ph Lucio Ghilardi Courtesy Filippo Bacci di Capaci
November 14, 2022

The most beautiful exhibitions not to be missed in Tuscany

From Ossie Clark to the Macchiaioli, from Olaufur Eliasson to Henry Moore, all the exhibitions to mark in your diary

Art, photography and more. Do not miss out the most important exhibitions of the mayor Tuscan cities.

Arezzo

  • Until 2 December you can find the Eleonora Alvarez de Toledo’s display, titled Mostra Eleonora De Toledo, duchessa di Toscana, for the fifth centenary from her birth. It will be open from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Next location is Castel San Giovanni, where is set up the exhibition Masaccio e Angelico. Dialogo sulla verità nella pittura, dedicated to the great painter Masaccio, until 15 January. It is hosted in the city where the artist was born and it is divided into two locations (Museo delle Terre Nuove e Museo della Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie). It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Grosseto

  • Gli Etruschi di Casanevole. Passato remoto di una comunità is hosted by the Archeological and Art Museum of Maremma and it is articulated in a four different spaces’ itinerary in which the audience can follow the development of the necropolis from IV to III century B.C. The exhibition is open until 8 January 2023 from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday.

Gli Etruschi di Casanevole. Passato remoto di una comunità

  • Until 8 January you can also find the exhibition dedicated to Gastone Novelli titled Gastone Novelli: Saturnia, le origini, la magia del segno at Polo Culturale Pietro Aldi. There will be exhibited the artist’s canvas, drawings and sculptures linked to a selection of Etruscan and Roman artifacts which demonstrate his bond with Saturnia, city where the artist Novelli moved during the 60s.

Florence

Here an in-depth look at all the must-see exhibitions in the city.

The largest exhibition ever held in Italy dedicated to one of the most original and visionary contemporary artists of our time. Famous for immersive installations that put the visitor at the centre, Olafur Eliasson at Palazzo Strozzi invites us to reflect on the idea of a shared and relational experience of reality.

Olafur Eliasson a Palazzo Strozzi

A tribute 50 years after the memorable exhibition at Forte di Belvedere in 1972. After the major exhibitions Henry Moore. The Sculptor's Drawing and Henry Moore in Tuscany, both hosted at the Museo Novecento in 2021, the city pays homage to the English master. Until 31 March 2023 Family Group and Large Interior Form will be exhibited respectively in two of the city's symbolic locations: Piazza della Signoria and, exceptionally, on the churchyard of the Abbey of San Miniato al Monte, in dialogue with Florence's historical and artistic heritage.

Henry Moore in Florence ph Serge Domingie

Until 15 January 2023 Tony Cragg is the protagonist at the Museo Novecento and the Istituto degli Innocenti with the major monographic exhibition TONY CRAGG. Transfer, curated by Sergio Risaliti, which presents a selection of sculptures and works on paper. For the first time, three monumental sculptures will be exhibited in the cloister of the Museo Novecento. The project, absolutely unprecedented, is conceived as a mediation tool aimed at presenting not only the works (sculptures and drawings) but also the artist's creative process.

TONY CRAGG. Transfer

Livorno

  • At the Museo della Città in Livorno, until 8 January 2023, you can find Tutto ciò che è, è nella natura (All that is, is in nature), an exhibition dedicated to Piero Gilardi that includes the display of more than 60 works selected from among the artist's works and created in the 50 years of his activity.

Lucca

  • Until 8 January 2023 the Centro Studi sull’Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti Foundation organizes a display in honor of Nuove Tendenze, a group founded in Milan in 1913. Nuove Tendenze, Leonardo Drudeville e l’avanguardia negli anni dieci, this is the exhibition title, is a route that wants to explain how the avant-garde operated during the first Italian pre-war. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Leonardo Dudreville Autunno

Pisa

  • Mino Trafeli: la scultura impossibile 2018-1980 is one of the two exhibitions of Marco Tonelli which will be held until 8 January 2023 at Palazzo dei Priori in Volterra. The display has as main figures the artist’s works in chronological order which could be seen every day until 2024 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

  • I Macchiaioli arrives at Palazzo Blu until 26 February 2023. The exhibition is organized by MondoMostre and it is dedicated to the history of Macchiaioli painters, founders of one the most original avant-garde of XIX century. It boasts more than 130 works and it can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Macchiaioli

Pistoia

  • Until 31 December Pistoia Musei presents a new exhibition at Palazzo de’ Rossi called Collezioni del Novecento. The works are dedicated to the artists who lived during the XX century and up to the present and they come from the Fondazione Caript and Intesa San Paolo collection. The exhibition will be at Palazzo de’ Rossi every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Luca Bertolo and Andro Eradze are the main figures of SpazioA exhibitions until 26 November. The display dedicated to the first artist, È possibile capire l’estate, is about several considerations about the future. The second one, Long Live the Night, of which some works are exposed at the 59° Biennale di Venezia, comprises a list of photographic works, installations and motion pictures. The displays can be visited by reservation or from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Prato

  • Is now in progress at Museo del Tessuto, until 8 January 2023, the exhibition Mr & Mrs Clark. Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell. Fashion and Prints 1965-7. It is the first Italian exhibition ever dedicated to the artist and his muse and partner that shows, thank to unprecedented dresses, photos, drawings and much more, the designer’s history. Opening hours: from Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mr & Mrs Clark. Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell al Museo del Tessuto prato ph Marco Badiani

  • Moving to Centro Pecci, until 8 January 2023 you can find the Hagoromo exhibition too which comprises a new sound installation that gives the chance to the audience to discover several works that Massimo Bartolini made during different moments of his life and artistic career. Opening hours: from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Massimo Bartolini. Hagoromo ©photo Ela Bialkowska OKNO studio

  • Going back to Museo del Tessuto, you can find, until 30 April 2023, Due secoli di Textile e Fashion Design which is a chronological route through the historical periods that most have contributed to the greatest fashion and textile changes. The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Due secoli di Textile e Fashion Design

Siena

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  • The Museum Complex of Santa Maria della Scala hosts the exhibition Arte Senese. Dal tardo Medioevo al Novecento nelle collezioni del Monte dei Paschi di Siena until 8 January 2023. The collections not only include paintings but sculpture and decors too which convey to the audience the love for the city of Siena and for visual arts. The Museum Complex is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Until 6 January 2023 is underway the exhibition dedicated to Anna Marocco titled Anna Marocco. Scoperta di una pittrice poliziana di primo Novecento. The city museum Pinacoteca Crociani hosts more than 30 artist’s paintings made during the 20s of XX century. Is possible to admire the art works from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Lorenzo Canova handles the solo exhibition of Adriano Bimbi at Castello di Grotti of the Sergio Vacchi Foundation. Until 30 November is possible to see the works, sculptures and drawings of Adriano Bimbi. Il giardino incantato every day from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

  • Siena Awards, promoted by the cultural association Art Photo Travel, is in town until 27 November after two years of absence. The festival includes a wide planning among exhibitions, workshops, tours and conferences of thousands of professional and non-professional photographers.

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