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“World Class "Must See" Exhibitions at the Palazzo Strozzi”
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Palazzo Strozzi
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Medieval Florence Evening Walking Tour
Ranked #43 of 440 things to do in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi offers a full programme of international-level exhibitions and cultural events within the impressive setting of this architectural masterpiece of the Florentine Renaissance. The major exhibitions space hosts two exhibitions annually with a focus on important themes and famed artists, while the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina proposes thematic exhibitions which tackle a variety of contemporary issues. A rich calendar of collateral events makes a visit to Palazzo Strozzi a unique experience for all visitors, with particular attention dedicated to families and children. The palazzo is open year-round with a display about the history of the building, an elegant café and the design and book shop Agora|z.
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“World Class "Must See" Exhibitions at the Palazzo Strozzi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

The Strozzi Palace itself was designed as a defensive stronghold box - so externally not too pretty but it has a wonderful interior courtyard - with a good coffee bar meeting area and it uses the space for various outdoor exhibitions and concerts which are sometimes quite magical with music and light shows. Even more impressive however are the Art Exhibitions which are world class exhibitions that get rated in the top ten "must see" exhibitions every year. Well designed, well laid out and always with so much information you can go back several times and still learn new things - a definite must!

Visited July 2012
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“Interesting exhibition, very well done”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the temporary exhibition here: "Americans in Florence". It is an extensive exhibition and very well organized and thought out, really well done. It was a nice break from the sometimes overwhelming amount of Renaissance and other religious art, when you have been doing that in Florence for several days in a row.

Afterwards, we went downstairs for the "American Dreamers" exhibition, which was included in the above ticket price. We very much enjoyed this exhibition as well. It was very fun and quirky. Interesting contemporary art, again a welcome break from the more traditional Florence sights and museums. It was also nice and cool down in the basement, we were able to recharge before venturing back out to more traditional Florence sights.

The entry price for both exhibits is Euro 10 per person. We thought it was well worth it.

Visited July 2012
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“Americans in Florence, American Dreamers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

These exhibitions run through July 15, 2012. If you have time to spare or need a little relief from the Renaissance, this is the ticket. Americans in Florence features impressionists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase and others who formed part of the English-speaking literary and artistic community in Florence at the turn of the last century. Think "A Room with a View" for the atmosphere exuded here

The American Dreamers exhibit is on the lower level, figuratively as well as literally. The views it offers are far from idyllic, unless you count William Cotton's Katy Perry video set in Candyland. The works displayed here are thought-provoking, challenging, and sometimes downright depressing. Made me want to run back upstairs and into one of Joseph Pennell's intricate pen and ink drawings of Fiesole. But like seeing the movie "Platoon," I'm sort of glad I did see this exhibition, not that I would want to do it again.

The Palazzo Strozzi is one of the museums you have access to if you buy the Firenze card.

Visited June 2012
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“Great If You Like The Special Exhibit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Whether or not you want to visit the Strozzi depends on how you feel about the temporary exhibit on display when you are there. We lucked out with an exhibit on John Singer Sargeant and other Americans who spent time in Florence. It showcased a number of works by Sargent and other americans, as well as by Italians who were working in similar styles. The placards were very informative and interesting.

Visited May 2012
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“Americans in Florence Exhibition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

This was just gorgeous - enjoyed this far more than the art in The Uffizzi. There are more than 10 John Singer Sargent paintings - some painters you will possibly not recognise but they all painted in Florence or surrounding district. If you have a Firenze ticket, then you can use it.

Visited March 2012
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