A year of art
From Spring 2013 till the end of the year 2013
A programme of eight temporary exhibitions which will be held in the Polo Museale Fiorentino's most illustrious museums. One of these is the retrospective entitled "From the Fleur de Lis to the David. Civic art in florence from the middle ages to the renaissance" (14 May - 8 December. Galleria dell'Accademia), whose leitmotif is the splendid workmanship of the master artisans involved and the beauty of the items they produced. This exhibition adopts an unprecedented approach to the works of art commissioned from the 14th century onwards to adorn the public buildings in Florence that hosted the administrative magistracies, the ancient guilds or "Arti", and the offices tasked with overseeing the city walls.
Impressionists at Palazzo Pitti
From September 24th 2013 till January 5th 2014
12 masterpieces of Impresssionist paitings, from the Musée d'Orsay, are displayed in the winter quarters of ballroom of Pitti Palace: Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Pisarro, Latour and Guigou. These paitings might suggest new paths for those who research the contaminations among French and Tuscan culture that have created some starting point for the Italian 1900s experiences.
From Tuesday till Sunday - from 8.15am till 6.50pm (last entrance at 6.00pm)
The Renaissance from Florence to Paris. Round trip.
From September 6th till December 31st 2013
Firenze - Villa Bardini
For the first time back in Italy, this art exhibition features the core collection of the Jacquemart-André Museum, one of the most important and sophisticated in Paris, which boasts, after the Louvre, the largest collection of Florentine Renaissance in France: hundreds of masterpieces purchased in the late nineteenth century in Florence, in the atelier of the famous antiquarian Stefano Bardini by the couple Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart. A return home for about forty of these paintings and sculpures by Botticelli, Mantegna, Paolo Uccello, Donatello and many others.
Fairy tales and legens on shoes and shoemakers
From April 19th 2013 till March 31st 2014
Firenze - Ferragamo Museum
The fairy-tale shoemaker is Salvatore Ferragamo. His story has in fact mythical aspects and looks like a miracle. Let's put this together with the fact that we listened to many fairy tales on shoes and their world when we were children and..we will have a new exhibition at the Ferragamo Museum. Visitors will find fairy tales, manuscripts and books on shoes, from Cinderella to The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife by Garcia Lorca, as well as volumes, films and of course the amazing creations by Salvatore Ferragamo, made for female movie stars.