From September 21, 2017 to January 21, 2018, Palazzo Strozzi will host “The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna”, an extraordinary exhibition dedicated to 16th century art in Florence. Over 70 works by artists including Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati will be placed in dialogue.
This is the final act in a trilogy of Palazzo Strozzi exhibitions, curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali, which began with “Bronzino” in 2010 and continued with “Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino” in 2014. The series celebrates an exceptional cultural period, fervent with intellectual inspiration, marked by the Counter-Reformation of the Council of Trent and the figure of Francesco I de’ Medici, one of the most ingenious representatives of court patronage in Europe.
Additionally, the exhibition is an extraordinary event for its collaborations with museums and institutions at the regional and international level, with an important restoration campaign carried out for the occasion.