26 September 2025

25 January 2026

From September 26, 2025 to January 25, 2026, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will present Angelico, an extraordinary project dedicated to Fra Angelico, a key artist of the Quattrocento in Florence. The exhibition is realized in collaboration with the Direzione regionale Musei nazionali Toscana and the Museo di San Marco, that it will be a parallel venue for the exhibition in a unified path through Florence celebrating one of the founding fathers of Renaissance art.

The occasion of the exhibition will see the restoration of extraordinary masterpieces and the re-assembly for the first time ever of several of Angelico’s great altarpieces that have been dispersed in museums throughout Europe and North America. This will allow an unparalleled journey, with loans from the most important museums and institutions in the world such as the Louvre in Paris, the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Windsor Castle, the Vatican Museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Angelico allows an exploration of the production, development, and influence of Fra Angelico’s art in dialogue with painters like Lorenzo Monaco, Masaccio, Filippo Lippi, Jan van Eyck, and Lorenzo Monaco, as well as sculptors such as Lorenzo Ghiberti, Michelozzo, and Luca della Robbia.

After exploring the elegant language of Gothic painting, Fra Angelico (circa 1395–1455) enthusiastically took on the new principles of Renaissance art then emerging in Florence. He created works that display a mastery in perspectival space and the light that envelops the figures. The exhibition will allow for an exploration of the quality and absolute level of this artist as never before, bringing out his capacity for artistic innovation in service of deep spiritual values that were founded on a profound meditation of the sacred as reflected in the world of humanity.

Curated by Carl Brandon Strehlke, Angelico represents the first exhibition in Florence after seventy years dedicated to this master and will create a unique dialogue among institutions and the region thanks to the collaboration with the Direzione regionale Musei nazionali Toscana and the Museo di San Marco, whose section will be curated by Stefano Casciu (Direttore regionale Musei nazionali Toscana) and Angelo Tartuferi (Direttore del Museo di San Marco).

Cover: Beato Angelico, Giudizio Universale (det.), 1431 circa, Firenze, Museo di San Marco.

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