This year, the rooms on the main floor of the Galleria degli Uffizi will host an important exhibition that intends to reconstruct the panorama of Florentine art in the wonderful and crucial period that extended roughly from 1375 to 1440.
For the first time ever, a selection of 45 paintings and tapestries from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is coming to the James A. Michener Art Museum, US. About 45 minutes northeast of the city and can be reached conveniently from New York City or Washington DC. The exhibition “Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery” is opened April 21, 2012 through August 10, 2012.
, Michener Art Museum
, New York
, Offering of the Angels
, Washington DC
This year, the rooms on the main floor of the Galleria degli Uffizi will host an important exhibition that intends to reconstruct the panorama of Florentine art in the wonderful and crucial period that extended roughly from 1375 to 1440. It will be held from June 19th to November 4th, 2012 at the Galleria degli Uffizi.
, gothic in Florence
The tapestries exhibition (20 March – 3 June, 2012) purposes to acquaint Uffizi Gallery goers with a precious section of its collections, one whose old and noble fame has been declining due to a decades-long absence from areas open to the public. Much more than other manufactures, tapestries are works of art relentlessly consumed by time.
, tapestries exhibition
On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8: free entrance for women to all public art sites as Uffizi or Galleria dell’Accademia. But from 17 January 2012, for a period of approximately three months, the Chapter Room, in the Uffizi gallery, with the fresco of the Crucifixion by Beato Angelico, will be closed to the public for extraordinary maintenance work.
, Women's Day
«As if Made with the Brush» Italian Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century goes on. The exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, should have closed on 11 March, but – given the success – has been extended until April 22, 2012.
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, chiaroscuro xylograph
Rolled gold hair, her lips painted red, holes in the lobes for precious earrings. The Medici Venus, for centuries the icon of the Uffizi Gallery (Canova considered her an archetype of female beauty), has not always been as we see it.
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, Medici Venus
Extraordinary pictures showed unequivocally the genesis and the timing of the “First Medusa” by Caravaggio. This masterpiece anticipates the most famous “shield” exhibited at the Galleria degli Uffizi. This is the work presented at the Foreign Press Association headquarters in Rome by art historian Mina Gregori and some university professors.
, First Medusa
, Maurizio Seracini
, Mina Gregori
The Uffizi has opened a dedicated path for the blind, with 16 sculptures “readable” with hands. The new path, called “Uffizi by touching”, is completely free for blind people or visually impaired.
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, Sandro Botticelli
, Uffizi by touching
A portrait of Flavian era (late First century AD) and a head dating from the Sixteenth century belonging to the classic collection of the Uffizi Gallery have been restored thanks to financial support of the association of tour guides Mercurio. The two works will soon be part of the exhibition gallery.
, marble busts
, Maura Masini