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The Impressionists in Florence, in September!

  degas-repetition_ballet_scene-630x510 Come the autumn, you’ll have one more good reason to come and visit Florence: The Impressionists’ masterpieces are coming to town! From September 23 to January 5, 2014, a great new temporary exhibition will be on show at the Pitti Palace. 12 paintings from the Musée d'Orsay, in Paris, will embellish the palace’s Winter Residence Ballroom. Works by Degas (including the famous Répétition d'un ballet sur la scène, 1874), Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Henri Fantin-Latour and Paul Guigou. The exhibition is the second part of a bigger project: an exchange between the two museums. Last spring, in fact, another important exhibition opened in the Orangerie Museum, in Paris - Les Macchiaioli 1850-1874, des impressionistes italiens? – with over 20 paintings provided by the Modern Art Gallery of the Pitti Palace. So, in a way, the works of the Impressionists coming from Paris will fill in the blanks left by the paintings on loan! INFORMATION September 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014 Florence Salone da Ballo del Quartiere d'Inverno, Palazzo Pitti web-site