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Masterpieces from the Museum d'OrsayImpressionists and other French artists of the nineteenth century. (09/23/2013 - 01/05/2014) - Quarter of Santo SpiritoFurther informations On show twelve paintings of the Impressionist period on loan from the museum d'Orsay: two paintings by Edgar Degas, two by Claude Monet, two by Cézanne, two by Camille Pissarro, one by Paul Guigou, two by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Where: Gallery of Modern Art, Pitti Palace, Pitti Square 1.
When: from 23th September 2013 to 5th january 2014. Opening hours: 8,15AM-6,50PM. Closed on Monday.
Diaphanous passions. Baroque Ivories from the European courts150 ivory artworks from various European museums. (07/16/2013 - 11/03/2013) - Quarter of Santo SpiritoFurther informations For the first time in Florence, an exhibition with ivory works of art has been organized: precious objects usually preserved at the Museum of Silver combined with works coming from European museums and others kept in private collections.
Where: Museum of Silver. Entrance from Pitti Palace, Piazza Pitti 1.
When: From the 16th of July to the 3rd of November, Mo-Su, 8,15AM to 6,30PM (4,30PM in November).
Francesco Messina. Myths and seasons of the twentieth centurySculptures by Francesco Messina in the rooms and park of Villa Bardini. (07/10/2013 - 09/29/2013) - Quarter of San NiccolòFurther informations Francesco Messina's art echoes figurative and classical art, and influenced european and international sculpture through the twentieth century. The works of Messina are on display in major museums around the world, from the Hermitage to the Vatican collections, and monuments created by him decorate squares in Rome, Catania, Genoa, Pavia.
Where: Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2.
When: from 10th June to 29th September 2013. Open 10AM-7PM. Closed on monday.
Zhang Huan. Soul and MatterExhibition of contemporary art at the Fortress of Belvedere. (07/08/2013 - 10/13/2013) - Quarter of San NiccolòFurther informations The Forte di Belvedere reopens after five years with the exhibition of sculptures by Chinese artist Zhang Huan. The artist works between China and the United States and is famous for his huge works, made of ash and incense, which slowly vanish during the exhibition itself.
Where: at the Fortress of Belvedere, Via di San Leonardo 1.
When: From 8th July to 13th October 2013. Opening hours: 10AM-9PM. Closed on Thursday.
The Myth, the Sacred, the Portrait, paintings from the repositories of the Palatine GalleryAn anthology of paintings which are usually not on display at the Palatine Gallery. (04/17/2013 - 10/13/2013) - Quarter of Santo SpiritoFurther informations The nineteen paintings gathered here tell the stories of the places they come from, the palazzi and the grand-ducal villas, of the commissioners that ordered them from the most fashionable painters of the the time, or who purchased them on the antiques market urged by the desire to enhance their collections.
Where: Palatine Gallery. Entrance from Pitti Palace
When: From the 17th of April 2012 to the 13th of October 2013, Mo-Su, 8,15AM to 6,30PM (4,30PM in November).
From Roberto Capucci's hands: fabrics to be mouldedCloths made between the second half of the 1950s and the first years of the 1990s by Roberto Capucci. (02/19/2013 - 12/31/2013) - Quarter of San NiccolòFurther informations An exhibition with different types of clothes from one of the most prominent Italian fashion-makers. From the loosened peplos in the first section, to creative cropped jackets and boleros in the second section until the creative volumes and spectacular effects in the third section.
Where: Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2.
When: from 19th February to 31st December 2013. Open 10AM-7PM. Closed on monday.
Guided visits to the astronomical Torrino of La Specola museumGuided tours at the ancient observatory. (02/09/2013 - 12/14/2013) - Quarter of Santo SpiritoFurther informations A look at the astronomical past of Florence in a journey between science and art, through very suggestive parts of the Specola museum where valuable instruments are preserved.
Where: at the Museo della Specola, Via Romana 17.
When: (D/M/Y) 09/02/2013; 09/03/2013; 13/04/2013; 11/05/2013; 08/06/2013; 13/07/2013; 10/08/2013; 14/09/2013; 12/10/2013; 09/11/2013; 14/12/2013. Guided tours at 10,30AM and 11,30AM.
Galileo's tribune and the Florentine SpecolaAnatomical models and ancient scientific instruments (03/20/2010 - 05/09/2010) - Quarter of Santo SpiritoFurther informations Wax anatomical models, telescopes and working replicas of ancient scientific instruments in this exhibition at the Museum of Natural History, once observatory ("specola") of Florence.
Where: al Specola Museum, entrance from Via Romana 17.
When: until May 9th. Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9,30AM-4,30PM; Sunday 9,30AM-6PM. Closed on Monday.
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