The weeks between the end of Christmas time and the beginning of Carnival are usually lifeless and dozy. After the Christmas splendors and in the waiting of the funny and crazy Carnival days, some relax and rest are a good idea, and the cold, windy, often rainy or even snowy weather encourages to stay home, reading a good book on the couch, possibly in front of the fireplace. BUT in case you wish to go out, we have a winter-proof suggestion: visiting an art exhibition may represent a very good choice to mix an interesting cultural occasion and the pleasure of a closed, heated place.
Here’s some recommendations:
In Florence till January 27th the exhibition “The Thirties. The arts in Italy beyond Fascism” is still open. The event takes place at Palazzo Strozzi, right in the city centre, and explores the 1930s through the masterpieces of the leading artists of this period: from Sironi to Morandi, from Carrà to Guttuso, from Maraini to De Pisis. For further information http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/SezioneAnni30.jsp?idSezione=1853&idProgetto=2&idLinguaSito=2
In Pisa it’s still possible to visit the exhibition dedicated to the Russian painter Kandinsky. Till February 3rd, Palazzo Blu hosts “Wassily Kandinsky: from Russia to Europe”, displaying over fifty works by the Russian artist. For further information http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/intoscana2/export/TurismoRTen/sito-TurismoRTen/Contenuti/Attivita/visualizza_asset.html_177874154.html
In Cortona (in the Province of Arezzo) an event that goes back to the Ancient times: the exhibition “Restoring History. The dawn of Etruscan princes”, is open till May 5th. For the first time first time at the MAEC museum the funeral remains (about 150 pieces) of 15 tombs, and several remains found in archeological sites of the territory are exhibited, along with a rich set of pieces lent by the National Archaeological Museum of Florence. For further information http://www.cortonaweb.net/en/events/166-restoring-history-the-dawn-of-etruscan-princes
Beyond the exhibition of valuable artistic works, the three events dedicate a special attention to the visitors’ interactivity, with the use of multimedia tools, and children through different games, workshop and visual tales. All in all, three occasions for people and families who wish to spend some free time in a different and interesting way!