Florence 2013, A Year in Art

The program of Florence 2013 A Year in Art, a review of exhibitions and displays at the galleries of the Polo Museale Fiorentino

On Thursday we received from the Press Office of the Polo Museale Fiorentino the program of Firenze 2013 - Un anno ad arte and since we at Finestre sull’Arte have often taken part in the Un anno ad arte initiative by visiting the exhibitions proposed in the Museums of Florence (but then again, if you have been following us for a long time you will know this, because every time we have visited a monographic exhibition we have also produced a special on the podcast... !), we think we’re doing a nice thing by publishing below the program of the planned exhibitions, which will start in spring 2013.

So here is the review, sorted by exhibition opening date:

  1. Norma and Capriccio. Spaniards in Italy at the Beginnings of the Modern Manner, an exhibition that starting with the figure of Alonso Berruguete will investigate the exchanges between Spanish and Italian artists during the height of the Renaissance(March 5 to May 26 at the Uffizi Gallery).
  2. Luxury and Elegance. French Porcelain at Court and the Ginori Factory (1800 - 1830), devoted to the Ginori factory in Doccia during its first thirty years of activity, which coincided with the first thirty years of the 19th century(March 19 to June 23 at the Museo degli Argenti).
  3. In Medicean splendor. Pope Leo X in Florence, an exhibition designed to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the election of Giovanni de’ Medici, son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, to the papal throne, with an overview of initiatives in the cultural field for the city of Florence(March 26 to Oct. 6 at the Museo delle Cappelle Medicee).
  4. From the Lily to the David. Civic Art in Florence in the Communal Age offers instead an original survey of the works of art that in the communal age (that is, before 1434, the year of the Medici’s rise to power) decorated Florence’s public palaces as well as those of the main institutions, such as the famous Arti, or guilds of ancient Florence(from May 14 to Dec. 8 at the Galleria dell’Accademia).
  5. Dreaming in the Renaissance takes us back to the Renaissance years and is an exhibition centered precisely on the theme of dreaming, which was important in literature and ancient mythology, for an exhibition produced in collaboration with the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris(May 21 to Sept. 15 at the Palatine Gallery in the Pitti Palace).
  6. The Grand Prince. Ferdinando de’ Medici (1663 - 1713) celebrates another anniversary, the three hundredth anniversary of the death of Ferdinando de’ Medici, a Florentine prince who, although he never ascended the throne, was an avid art collector, and the exhibition aims to retrace that historical period(June 25 to Nov. 3 at the Uffizi Gallery).
  7. Diaphanous Passions. Baroque Ivories to European Courts, a survey of the ivory objects that anciently made their way to courts throughout Europe thanks to the skillful work of French craftsmen(July 16 to Nov. 3 at the Museo degli Argenti).
  8. Matthias Corvinus in Florence. Art and Humanism at the Court of the King of Hungary, an exhibition that aims to investigate the figure of King Matthias Corvinus (Mátyás Hunyadi), who in the second half of the 15th century gave rise to a remarkable cultural life in Buda, not least because the king was himself a humanist and patron of the arts and struck up friendly relations with Lorenzo the Magnificent, so much so that there were many exchanges between Florence and Hungary at the time(Oct. 10 to Jan. 5 at the National Museum of San Marco).

Firenze, Un anno ad Arte 2013

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