Here we explore the best art exhibits in Tuscany in 2024: classical statues at the Uffizi Gallery, Art Nouveau at the Innocenti Museum and contemporary artists’ exhibitions at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings in Livorno, Pisa Palazzo Blu and more.

Top Art Exhibits in Tuscany this year

FLORENCE, UFFIZI- Masterpieces of Classical Sculpture | 12th Dec 2023 – 30th June 2024

‘Divina Simulacra. Masterpieces of Classical Sculpture from the Uffizi Gallery’ is on at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence until 30th June 2024. This is a unique occasion to admire the Uffizi collection of Roman and Greek statues close-up – including the celebrated Medici Venus – and appreciate all their extraordinary details. The statues, that are usually spread out in different rooms of the historic gallery, are now reunited in the Uffizi’s ground floor rooms, where visitors can admire them in all their beauty. For classical art lovers, this is surely one of the top art exhibits in Tuscany in 2024.

FLORENCE, PALAZZO STROZZI – Anselm Kiefer | 22nd March – 21st July 2024

Palazzo Strozzi hosts “Fallen Angels”, a major exhibition dedicated to German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Renowned for his impactful works that address controversial themes and taboos of recent history – notably the war and Nazi regime – Kiefer presents some of his historical and new artworks at Palazzo Strozzi, engaging in an interesting dialogue with Renaissance architecture.

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LIVORNO, Museo della Città | Leonardo da Vinci drawings (until 1st April 2024)

Museo della Città di Livorno hosts the exhibit Leonardo da Vinci. Bellezza e invenzione (Beauty and Invention), until 1st April 2024. 70 works, including drawings from the hand of Leonardo, from the Codice Atlantico and the Codice sul Volo degli Uccelli.

In Leonardo’s mind, beauty and invention constitute an indissoluble combination, just as the act of representation is inseparable from the process of acquiring knowledge. The exhibition offers the opportunity to learn about Da Vinci’s creative process, whose meticulous study of nature is not limited to exercises in reproduction, but it’s the direct result of a deep investigation of reality.

PISA, Palazzo Blu | The Avant-Gardes (until 7th April 2024)

With 40 artworks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Palazzo Blu in Pisa explores the world of the 20th century avant-gardes. What do artists such as Chagall, Dalí, Kandinsky, Miró, Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Klee, have in common? And how did they change the course of art history, using forms and colours to reflect about reality and the human condition.

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SIENA, Santa Maria della Scala | Fausto Melotti sculptures (until 7th April 2024)

On the centenary of his birth, Siena pays homage to Italian writer Italo Calvino with an exhibit in the Santa Maria della Scala Museum by sculptor Fausto Melotti. The friendship between Fausto Melotti – one of first Italian abstract sculptors – and Italo Calvino (1923 – Siena, 1985) was intense and artistically fruitful. They were both interested in exploring finding a balance between the visible and the invisible, the lightness and heaviness of being. With its sculptures, Melotti creates a dialogue with Calvino’s literary creations.

SAN GIMIGNANO, Galleria Continua

In ‘Jam Proximus Ardet, la dernière vidéo’ Adel Abdessmed, French artist of Berber origin, reflects upon the tragedies that have befallen his country, Algeria, and the violence that’s ingrained in our world. (until 31st March 2024)

‘TENSIONE CONTINUA’, by various contemporary artists, reflects upon the contrast between form and matter, between the material world and abstraction, and exposes the tensions which are alive in our society.

The Galleria Contina Contemporary Art Gallery in San Gimignano is nicely laid out, a must see for anyone who loves contemporary art => see what’s on: official site.

LUCCA La Cavallerizza “Antonio Canova e il Neoclassicismo” | until 29th September 2024

In the space La Cavalerizza in Lucca’s historic centre => An exhibit dedicated to Antonio Canova, the Italian sculptor who was active at the end of the 18th century, one of the greatest exponents of Neoclassicism famous for his graceful marble sculptures. His artworks – sculptures and paintings – are displayed side by side some of his contemporaries (Tuscany-born artists such as Tofanelli and Batoni) and more famous international artists like Goya and Francesco Hayez.

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Last Update: February 2024