The Italian city of art par excellence is putting on an amazing events programme this autumn.
21 Sep 2020
To experience Florence is to immerse yourself in the masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, the treasures and artistic heritage of Italy’s master artists who did their most creative work in this city, and that ever since has attracted tourists and visitors from all over the world.
But Florence has even more to offer. Every year, the city’s museums, exhibitions and cultural events offer a busy and varied cultural programme for lovers of every kind of art, from the sacred to the contemporary.
Thinking of spending a few days in Florence this September? Put these events in your diary.
Van Gogh e i maledetti.
Cattedrale dell’immagine. Until 11 October 2020
“Van Gogh and the Cursed Artists” is an immersive multimedia show directed by Stefano Fake, a 60-minute-long, high-definition digital story with a stunning original Dolby HD soundtrack that emotionally involves the audience in the controversial life and artistic times of Vincent van Gogh, one of the world’s most famous and best-loved artists, his troubled existence and unconventional choices put in context by the lives and works of some of the great painters of his day (Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Chaïm Soutine and Amedeo Modigliani).
For more info: https://vangogheimaledetti.com/
Lorenzo Puglisi davanti a Michelangelo.
Basilica di Santo Spirito. Until 1 November 2020.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the return of Michelangelo’s Crucifix, the Santo Spirito monumental complex is putting on a show, “The Crucifixion”, featuring Lorenzo Puglisi, an artist who lives and works in Bologna, opposite Michelangelo’s famous Crucifix. According to the Bologna-born artist, this artistic dialogue between past and present “is a more intimate reflection on the human condition, possibilities and raison d’être. Through its rare lightness and delicacy, Michelangelo’s sculpture touches the heart.”
For info and times, check out https://www.basilicasantospirito.it/percorsi-di-visita/
Peterson/Lavine, Come As You Are. Kurt Cobain and the Grunge Revolution.
Palazzo Medici Ricciardi. Until 18 October 2020.
This photographic exhibition chronicles the grunge music scene and its hero, Kurt Cobain, a symbol of late-20th-century American counterculture. More than eighty photos by Charles Peterson and Michael Lavine, some never seen before, offer a sometimes-intimate, sometimes-iconic portrait of the leader of a band that marked the history of contemporary rock. Music lovers will love this show.
To find out more: https://www.palazzomediciriccardi.it/project/peterson-lavine-come-as-you-are-kurt-cobain-and-the-grunge-revolution/
Tomás Saraceno, Aria.
Palazzo Strozzi, until 1 November 2020.
Tomás Saraceno is a visionary, multi-faceted artist who has chosen the splendid setting of Palazzo Strozzi for a series of immersive works and participatory experiences. His exhibition Aria is a deep, original dialogue between the Renaissance and the contemporary, from man at the centre of the world to man as part of a universe in which to seek a new harmony.
For more info https://www.palazzostrozzi.org/archivio/mostre/tomas-saraceno-aria/
Mario Mafai and Francesca Bachelli.
Museum of the Twentieth Century, until 10 October 2020.
As part of its SOLO exhibition cycle dedicated to great artists of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries, the Museo del Novecento is hosting the works of Mario Mafai from Alberto della Ragione’s collection, and works by Tuscan artist Francesca Banchelli.
The link for this exhibition by Mafai and Banchelli is painter Scipione, a friend of Mafai’s and a key reference for Banchelli.
While you’re there, don’t miss the Museo del Novecento’s permanent collection of works by Giorgio De Chirico, Filippo De Pisis, Gino Severini, Giorgio Morandi, Mario Mafai, Renato Guttuso, Felice Casorati and many others.
For info, http://www.museonovecento.it/
For your stay in Florence.
Planning on spending a weekend or a few days discovering Florence? Leave it to the Gruppo UNA to offer so many solutions for a great stay, amid the warmth of the Tuscan people and the hotel’s highly-professional staff. For an unforgettable stay, book in to the luxurious Leone Blu Suites | UNA Esperienze, or the elegant UNAHOTELS Vittoria Firenze, both located in the heart of this stunning city of art.