Eike Schmidt, who has led the museum since 2015, said that “devotional art was not born as a work of art but for a religious purpose.”
Tomás Saraceno’s retrospective exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi gives a closer look at the lives and creations of spiders to reveal how completely ecologies are entangled and spaces are shared with our nonhuman companions.
Giovanna Garzoni’s tablescape was a map of the world, and she wanted to chart every detail.
Without Limits challenges students to rethink fashion while simultaneously integrating protective technologies for the aging population.
A documentary dives into the history of the Institute of the Innocents, which housed unwanted babies, and the first painting it ever commissioned.
The Getty Foundation has awarded $1 million in grants to support virtual preservation of cultural locations worldwide.
The Uffizi’s director has used social media to call out Germany authorities who have yet to respond to his requests for restitution.
Jane Fortune once fell in love with the Renaissance artist Plautilla Nelli at a Florence book fair. She’s since devoted her life to uncovering and restoring the great works of hitherto unknown women painters of the last six centuries.
On Tuesday Dario Franceschini, Italy’s Minister of Heritage, Culture, and Tourism, announced that the superior council for cultural assets and landscape has committed €80 million (~$87 million) to 12 major cultural projects.
Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral is an improbable exhibition, with 23 early Renaissance pieces that have rarely (if ever) left Italy, let alone crossed the Atlantic to arrive at this small Upper West Side museum.
FLORENCE, Italy — Is there a more hallucinatory painter than Jacopo Carucci, more popularly known as Jacopo Pontormo?
Based upon sketches drawn round the time he worked on “The Last Supper” (15th C.), an Italian fashion house is introducing a new bag designed by the original Renaissance man himself.