4 –“From the Fleur de Lis to the David. Civic art in Florence from the middle ages to the renaissance” – Accademia Gallery (May 14th – December 8th) A retrospective with a completely new approach to the amazing works of art, commissioned from the 14th century onwards to, adorn public buildings in Florence.
5 –“The Renaissance Dream” – Palatina Gallery, Palazzo Pitti (May 21st – September 15th) An international exhibition, in partnership with the Museé du Luxembourg in Paris, which invites the public for the very first time to explore the multi-faceted theme of dreams, in ancient mythology and in Renaissance culture, and how artists have approached this theme.6 –“The Grand Prince. Ferdinando de' Medici (1663-1713) Collector and Patron of the Arts” – Uffizi Gallery (June 25th – November 3rd) Another exhibition that is Medici-related! This time, it is dedicated to Ferdinando, a prince who never came to the throne and a name that is not as famous as the Grand Dukes. He embodied the patronage of the arts, showing a great interest and knowledge of the Baroque style. 7 -“Diaphanous Passions. Baroque Ivories from the Courts of Europe” – Silver Museum, Palazzo Pitti (July 16th – November 3rd) A retrospective of fairy-tale carved objects, mainly by sculptors from north of the Alps, whose skill transformed this material of animal origin into an element of artistic perfection. 8 –“Matthias Corvinus and Florence. Art and Humanism at the Court of the King of Hungary” – San Marco Museum (October 10th – January 5th, 2014) Finally, in the year dedicated to cultural exchange between Italy and Hungary, the “anno ad arte” programme in Florence will end the splendid season with an exhibit on 15th century Humanism at the court of Buda and on the powerful personality of King Matthias Corvinus, patron of the arts and personal friend of Lorenzo the Magnificent (so, yes, somehow we’re talking about Medici - again!). INFO Un Anno ad Arte website Tel. +39 055.294883 To buy tickets online, see here.