Tag Archives: Palazzo Strozzi

The dawn of the Nation at Palazzo Strozzi

From 16 March to 22 July 2018 Palazzo Strozzi is hosting an exhibition entitled Dawn of a Nation.

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River God by Michelangelo Buonarroti

#500Firenze from Michelangelo to Pontormo

Starting  September, 21, 2017, a spectacular exhibition in Florence devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century from the Modern Manner to the Counter-Reformation.

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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla to visit Italy

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla to visit Florence

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will spend in Italy the period from 31 March to 5 April 2017. The British royal will begin the visit in Italy from Florence on March 31.

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Bill Viola to exhibit in Florence

Bill Viola to exhibit his video art in Florence

From March 10 to July 23, 2017, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be introducing the Florentine public to Bill Viola’s exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of video art.

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The dissident artist Ai Weiwei to exhpose in Florence during autumn 2016

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei to exhibit in Florence

Starting September 23, 2016 and running till January 22, 2017, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will present Italy’s first major retrospective dedicated to one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists: Ai Weiwei. Libero.

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Women's experiences of the migrant and asylum seeker crisis in Europe and the Middle East are the focus of a new photo exhibition that opened in Florence on Thursday May 6, 2016

ANSA photos on display at Palazzo Strozzi

Women’s experiences of the migrant and asylum seeker crisis in Europe and the Middle East are the focus of a new photo exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi.

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Strozzina to host Liu Xiaodong's exhibition

European migrations seen from a Chinese artist

The Strozzina area of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is hosting a major one-man show devoted to the work of Liu Xiaodong, one of China’s most important and original contemporary artists.

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Untitled Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), ca. 1946. Gouache and pastel on paper, 58 x 80 cm, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 76.2553 Photo by David Heald © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society, ARS, New York, by SIAE 2016

From Kandinsky to Pollock at Palazzo Strozzi

FLORENCE, ITALY – Starting 19 March through 24 July 2016, Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition bringing to Florence over one hundred works of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s, in a narrative that reconstructs relationships and ties across the Atlantic through the museums of two American collectors, Peggy Guggenheim and Solomon R. Guggenheim.

Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, associate curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, the exhibition – a joint venture of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York – offers  visitors  an  exceptional  opportunity  to  view  together  parts  of  the  collections  of  the  museums  of  both Solomon and his niece Peggy through the work of some of the greatest figures in 20th century art.

Opening with masterpieces by such major artists as Kandinsky, Duchamp and Max Ernst, the exhibition goes on to explore postwar developments on both sides of the Atlantic, with the Art informel of such European masters as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet and Lucio Fontana, and with work by leading figures on the American art scene from the 1940s to the 1960s: Jackson Pollock, with no fewer than eighteen works, Mark Rothko with six, and Alexander Calder with five sculptures, the so-called ‘mobiles’, alongside work by Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly and others.

The opening of this exceptional exhibition in Florence evokes a tie that goes back many years. Palazzo Strozzi was the venue that Peggy Guggenheim (who had only recently arrived in Europe) chose in February 1949 to show the collection that was later to find a permanent home in Venice.  The exhibition includes twenty-five of the same works of art that were displayed in that exhibition, the first to be held in Palazzo Strozzi’s then newly-restored Strozzina cellars.

The  paintings,  sculptures,  engravings  and  photographs  from  the Guggenheim  Collections  in  New  York  and Venice, as well as from a small number of other museums and private collections, offer the visitor a unique opportunity to admire and compare some of the great masterpieces which played a crucial role in defining the very concept of modern art, from Surrealism and Action Painting to Art informel and Pop Art.

The works of art on display include Vasily Kandinsky’s monumental Dominant Curve (1936), which Peggy was to sell during the war (one of the “seven tragedies in her life as a collector”); Max Ernst’s The Kiss (1927), a manifesto of Surrealist Art and the painting used to advertise the Strozzina exhibition in 1949; Francis Bacon’s Study for Chimpanzee (1957), rarely shown outside Venice, of which Peggy Guggenheim was so fond that she hung it in her bedroom; works of American Abstract Expressionism such as Sam Francis’s Shining Back (1958), of Color-Field and Post-Painterly  Abstraction  such  as Frank  Stella’s Gray Scramble (1968–9),  and  of  Pop  Art,  such  as Roy Lichtenstein’s grandiose Preparedness (1968), in which the artist turned his characteristic cartoon-like style to protest the war in Vietnam.

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The Art of Guggenheim Collections in Florence

From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections in Palazzo Strozzi (Florence, Italy) starting 19 March and running till 24 July 2016.

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Jesus Christ in Jerusalem by Giovanni Costetti

Class delated visit to a religion-themed art exhibit

An elementary school canceled a class visit to a religion-themed art exhibition because it might irk non-Catholic students, La Nazione regional daily reported.

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