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Museo Marino Marini

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Address: Piazza San Pancrazio, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39-055219-432

The first contemporary art museum in Florence houses more than 170 works of...

The first contemporary art museum in Florence houses more than 170 works of Marino Marini, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century.

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Sculptures in a peaceful former church

My friend and I got up early to see the famous David. We purchased the Firenze card primarily for that and I am glad we did because now we can randomly find gems like Museo Marino... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ekero, Sweden
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Ekero, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I got up early to see the famous David. We purchased the Firenze card primarily for that and I am glad we did because now we can randomly find gems like Museo Marino Marini. I have learned I prefer sculpture to dark religious paintings so this open, well lit, former church was a welcome place to find... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Another great museum in Firenze. The Museo Marino Marini is a delightful find. Excellent sculptures abound. Lovely

Thank Ibadanboy
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Secret! This Museo is housed in the de-consecrated Church of San Pancrazio & is a private museum principally dedicated to preserving & showing the work of the internationally recognized artist Marino Marni. The overworked architectural alterations are matched only by Marni's own gigantic, brutal bronzes--- if you read my review of the outstanding Ruceilai Chapel that is able to be... More 

Thank John N
Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

If you get overdosed on Madonna-and-Child paintings in Florence, this is the perfect antidote: a wonderfully organised museum, entirely devoted to the works of Marino Marini, in a former church in the centre of the city. Absolutely delightful, and since it is "not what people go to Florence for", you will probably have the place pretty much to yourself, as... More 

Thank jb5753
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Leon Battista Alberti was responsible for the upper façade of Santa Maria Novella including the lettered frieze (1470). Another, equally beautiful work is the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in the Rucellai Chapel. This can be found in the now reinvented San Pancrazio church which has become the Museo Marino Marini. There's also a marble floor roundel (not by Alberti) in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

In a nice counterpoint to all the renaissance art in Florence, we used the Firenze pass to visit the sculptures of Marino Marini displayed a very contemporary adaptation of an old church. As a bonus the old church's 14th century Rucellai Chapel and its large marble sacellum are stunning!

Thank UsaAllie
Holt, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

...then it's the sort of stuff you'll like. Marino Marini was a mediocre modernist sculptor who enjoyed a bit of success way back when modernism was riding high. So there's nothing of any great visual interest to see here. But the museum is still worth visiting, as a sort of metaphor for our times: a once beautiful holy place that's... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a welcome respite from all the Renaissance art! Having never even heard of Marini, we had no idea what to expect other than "modern." He turns out to be quite eclectic, with dozens of paintings, sculptures and drawings to see. For me, the building itself is the more memorable experience -- worth a visit even if you're not a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The visit to this gallery turned out to be one of our most memorable of our trip to Florence. My husband is an architect and knew of Marinis works. The renovated space was beautifully executed with soft light, parchment walls, European oak seating and stairs and sculptures displayed in niches and wall openings. The sculptures were moving. I could feel... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Went to look at the work. Three people stared at us and threw our change back at us when we paid for our tickets. There is no air conditioning, which is probably bad for the paintings and works on paper even if many are reproductions. One woman followed us around as if we were going to try to steal one... More 

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