The colours of shadows Per la scuola secondaria di I grado

To tie in with the Olafur Eliasson: Nel tuo tempo exhibition Palazzo Strozzi has developed tours and workshops for schools to allow students to experience the exhibition as a space both for personal experimentation and for sharing with the class as a whole.

The tours, which are tailored to cater for different age groups, are structured in conversational form and include practical experiments in the exhibition. Workshop activities after the tour urge the children to reprocess the stimuli received from the exhibits with experiments which can be performed either individually or as a group.

Ahead of the visit

In the first few weeks of the exhibition we will be holding meetings for teachers and offering material for preparing the visit, exploring content regarding the artist and endeavouring to make the activities as inclusive as possible.

Material for in-depth exploration available soon
Social history available soon
Sensory and facilities map available soon

For further information on accessibility please consult our web page Facilities and Accessibility.

We encourage teachers, after booking, to fill out the pre-visit questionnaire with information regarding the type of class so that the activity can be effectively tailored to its specific needs.

Tour of the exhibition

The tour for lower secondary school classes focuses on a selection of works by Oliafur Eliasson displayed on the Piano Nobile. Each installation offers the students an opportunity to explore the artist’s thought and to reflect on our way of perceiving the reality that surrounds us. “What different ways are there of feeling, moving and thinking?,” Eliasson asks himself. Taking their cue from that question, the students are accompanied on a tour in the course of which they can experience the works of art with their senses and they are stimulated to develop critical thought, also on the basis of multidisciplinary associations.

Duration one hour and a half
Cost € 3 per student plus price of admission to exhibition (free of charge for disabled students, teachers accompanying their class)

For further information on access to the exhibition rooms, see our Open in safety page.

Tour + workshop

The activity consists of a first part in the exhibition, observing and experiencing Olafur Eliasson’s work, and a second part in a creative workshop.

We take our cue from the artist’s large installations to reflect on our way of perceiving the reality all around us. Light, colours, shapes: everything depends on who is doing the observing and how. How can our personal way of seeing the world coexist alongside the collective dimension? How can we live together if everything depends on different perspectives? The students work in small groups to create a lage collective work made of shadows, colours and words, where each individual participant’s representation and thought come together to breathe life into a large wall-hung work of art.

Duration two hours
Cost € 4 per student plus price of admission to exhibition (free of charge for disabled students, teachers accompanying their class)

For further information on access to the exhibition rooms, see our Open in safety page.

Chiavi della Città

Palazzo Strozzi subscribes to Chiavi della Città, a Comune di Firenze scheme promoting the offer of educational and training pathways to supplement classroom teaching in Florentine schools.

Booking office
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Monday to Friday
9.00-18.00
Tel. +39 055 26 45 155
prenotazioni@palazzostrozzi.org