From 21 September 2017 to 21 January 2018 Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna, a spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the 16th century in Florence showcasing over seventy works of art by such artists as Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati.
The final act in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali which began with Bronzino in 2010 and was followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino in 2014, the exhibition explores an era of outstanding cultural and intellectual talent marked both by the Council of Trent and its Counter-Reformation, and by the personality of Francesco I de’ Medici, one of the greatest figures in the history of courtly patronage of the arts in Europe.
The exhibition also provides Palazzo Strozzi with a fantastic opportunity to forge synergies with museums and institutions both in Tuscany and internationally, while a major campaign of restorations is being launched specifically for the exhibition.
The exhibition is produced and organized by
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
Arcidiocesi di Firenze
Direzione Centrale per l’Amministrazione del Fondo Edifici di Culto-Ministero dell’Interno
Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Firenze e per le province di Pistoia e Prato
With the support of
Comune di Firenze
Camera di Commercio di Firenze
Associazione Partners Palazzo Strozzi
With the contribution of
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze