The Cinquecento in Florence

From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna

Cicle of Conferences

“16th Century sites in Florence and Tuscany”

To tie in with the exhibition, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi will be holding a cycle of conferences organised by Ludovica Sebregoni, in the course of which leading scholars will be discussing some of the salient aspects of the exhibition in eight lectures held “inside” iconic 16th century sites in Florence and Tuscany, allowing participants to experience and to fully grasp what was a crucial period in the city’s history thanks to the unique atmosphere of the sites.

Admission to all lectures is free of charge, while places last.



Tuesday 10 October at 17.00
Santa Maria Novella: the Vasari years
Church of Santa Maria Novella: Fr. Manolo Puppini, Anna Bisceglia

Tuesday 17 October at 16.30
Restoring the Capponi Chapel
Church of Santa Felicita: Daniele Rapino

Tuesday 24 October at 17.00
The Chapel of St. Luke, devotion and academic pride
Chapel of the Artists, Cloister of the Santissima Annunziata: Cristina Acidini

Tuesday 7 November at 17.00
Santa Croce and Vasari
Basilica di Santa Croce: Ludovica Sebregondi

Saturday 11 November at 18.00
Rosso Fiorentino, archaism and eccentricity
Volterra, Casa Torre Toscano, Sala Melani: Carlo Falciani

Tuesday 14 November at 17.00
The 16th Century in San Marco
Church of San Marco: Claudio Paolini

Tuesday 21 November at 17.00
The Supper of Betrayal
Museo del Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto: Stefano Casciu and Cristina Gnoni introduce Antonio Natali

Tuesday 28 November at 17.00
Restoring Michelangelo’s River God
Accademia delle Arti del Disegno: Giorgio Bonsanti

Saturday 2 December at 17.00
Case d’artista in Toscana nel Cinquecento: Cristina Acidini
Giorgio Vasari’s Book “of countless drawings”: the debate, the documents and a new project
: Alessandra Baroni Vannucci
Arezzo, Fraternita dei Laici

The challenge facing the Fondazione from the outset has been to bring international quality exhibition and cultural events to Florence and Tuscany.

On the palazzo’s Piano Nobile and in the Strozzina area the Fondazione organises art exhibitions ranging from the art of the ancient world via the Renaissance to the modern and contemporary era.

From: 21 September 2017
To: 21 January 2018


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