What's Showing around Tuscany?
Trying to make plans for your holidays? Check out a selection of some of the most interesting ongoing exhibits in Tuscany. And we suggest that you read our blog post to learn more about some of the more intriguing contemporary art exhibits in Florence.
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Author's Note: This article was last updated on February 17, 2020, to make sure we're giving you up-to-date info, if the dates have not yet been announced then we indicate TBA (to be announced). If they have not yet been posted keep checking in with us...or better yet, write us on the Forum
Sansepolcro | LEONARDO DI VINCI: VISIONS
When: until February 20, 2020
City: Sansepolcro (Province of Arezzo)
Where: Museo Civico Piero Della Francesca - For more info Website
This exhibition is the result of a major project of the Museo Galileo in Florence and represents a synthesis of three separate exhibitions - Renaissance Engineers (1995), Leonardo’s Automobile (2004) and The Mind of Leonardo (2006). Paying tribute to the great man on the 500th anniversary of his death, exploring some of Leonardo’s ambitious designs.
Siena | PaginEchaurren
When: until March 5th, 2020
Where: Santa Maria della Scala
Original and printed drawings, multi-media collage, written texts and books by Pablo Echaurren, one of the most important artists working in Italy today. The exhibition contains a selection of various works by the roman artist, with a multifaceted and nonconformist personality, who has become for many an essential generational model. Defined by critics as an "eclectic genius", he’s characterized by painting, illustration, graphic novels, collages, ceramics, fabrics, jewelry, video, music, writing books, in a concept of art felt as "viral". There are over forty works on paper presented in the exhibition, chosen from a time span ranging from the 1970s to the present.
Prato | DOPO CARAVAGGIO
The Neapolitan seventeenth-century collections
When: until April 13th, 2020
Where: Palazzo Pretorio, Prato
“Never seen” paintings by the De Vito Foundation together with the most evocative seventeenth-century paintings of the Palazzo Pretorio Museum give life to an exhibition that aims to tell the decisive impact of Caravaggio's painting on Neapolitan school artists in the seventeenth century, through a choice of works of the two collections.
The Museum of Palazzo Pretorio in Prato hosts one of the most important public nucleus in Tuscany of works by the Neapolitan seventeenth century, which on the occasion of the exhibition has been the subject of further studies and critical insights.
San Gimignano | HINTHIAL. L'OMBRA DI SAN GIMIGNANO
When: until May 31, 2020
City: San Gimignano
Where: Museo Archeologico - Spezieria di Santa Fina - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Via Folgóre da San Gimignano, 11
On public display for the first time, a superb bronze statue together with its associated finds discovered in the area of San Gimignano The exhibition Hinthial. The Shadow of San Gimignano. The Offerer and the Etruscan and Roman Ritual Finds opens at the Musei Civici in San Gimignano on 30 November 2019, presenting to the public for the very first time an outstanding discovery unearthed on the heights of Torraccia di Chiusi in the territory of San Gimignano, a short distance from the Fosci stream, in the foothills descending from San Gimignano towards the Valley of the Elsa River.
Carrara | CANOVA - IL VIAGGIO A CARRARA
When: until June 10th, 2020
This exhibition investigates the relationship between Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Carrara, the international capital of marble, putting in dialogue five precious original plaster casts and documents kept at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara along with a spectacular multimedia journey dedicated to the exploration of the entire Canovian affair, narrated to the public by the voice of Adriano Giannini with the music of the cellist Giovanni Sollima. To enrich the journey, within the artist's rich creative universe, a body of letters from the Archivio di Stato di Massa, as well as a contract, so far unknown, of 1783 between Count Del Medico Staffetti and Antonio Canova (Andrea Sarteschi Collection, Sarzana) for the purchase of the marble blocks necessary for the construction of the "Funeral Monument of Clement XIV".