Animani: in Florence the photography exhibition of Mario Mariotti


Florence celebrates the work of the great artist Mario Mariotti by creating the photography exhibition "Animani", on display from 27 November 2009 to 6 April 2010 at the Istituto degli Innocenti's exhibition centre.

The artist, graphic designer and illustrator Mario Mariotti, who died 12 years ago, was able to "play" with art, involving children in fun, creative actions and experiments.

The subject of his creations exhibited here are hands, the first instrument of expression: hands that are transformed through colour, taking the forms of elephants, ducks and zebras, footballers, conductors or athletes.


In parallel to the exhibition, educational workshops will be held in which children will be the star artists and have the opportunity to understand and reproduce Mariotti's work. The exceptional tool designed by FILA to allow little ones to re-create what they see at the exhibition is the special FILA-Giotto Animani pack with a special guide by the artist's daughter Francesca Mariotti, in collaboration with IDI, with step-by-step instructions, using photos and detailed explanations, for reproducing the colourful "Animani".

Exhibition in Florence: Robert Mapplethorpe - Perfection in Form

Robert Mapplethorpe - Perfection in Form. Curator Jonathan Nelson


Runs: 26th May – 27th September 2009
Venue: Galleria dell’Accademia - Via Ricasoli, 58-60, Firenze
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays, from 6.50p.m. Closed on Mondays. The ticket office closes at 6.20p.m.
Tickets: Full rate € 10.00 (including museum entrance). Concession: € 5.00 for European citizens between 18 and 25 years. Free admission for European citizens under 18 and over 65 years
Interesting notes: From 28th May to10th September 2009 free entrance to the exhibition on Thursdays from 9.00p.m. From 7th July to 29th September 2009 opening of the museum and of the exhibition on Tuesdays from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. at the regular price.
For booking and information Firenze Musei Tel. 055. 290112 

An exhibition dedicated to great American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, in the twentieth anniversary of his death, for the first time at the Accademia Gallery of Florence, known worldwide as the ‘Michelangelo Museum’.

Exhibition in Florence: Galileo. Images of the universe from antiquity to the telescope

Galileo Exhibition in Florence - March 13 - August 30, 2009

2009 is the year dedicated to Galileo.

Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the extraordinary human and intellectual adventure that led to the current conception of the universe.
The exhibition reconstructs the history of the Cosmos, as designed and shown extending the Scientific Revolution, in the context of social and cultural events that have characterized the Mediterranean and European civilization.

An exciting journey that starts with the visions and mystical poetry prior to the Greeks, it enriches the complex architecture of Ptolemy, passing through the vital contribution of astronomy and Arab lands to the revolutionary theory of Copernicus shot from Galileo and Kepler, which contributed significantly the affirmation of the final new concept of the universe.

This fascinating history is illustrated dramatically from scientific instruments of exceptional beauty and ingenuity, celestial atlases, drawings, paintings, sculptures, archaeological finds and precious illuminated manuscripts from the most prestigious museums and libraries around the world. All this is explained and supported by extraordinary operating cosmological models made for the occasion. Multimedia applications and suggestive movies explore the key issues. Look at the video of the exhibition.