March 19 – July 24, 2016
Palazzo Strozzi – Florence, ITALY
The Palazzo Strozzi is hosting a major exhibition bringing over 100 masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s to Florence. The exhibition reconstructs the relationship and the ties between the two sides of the Atlantic through the lives of two leading American collectors, Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim.
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, the exhibition – the result of a cooperative venture involving the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York – will be offering visitors a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the crucial work of European masters of modern art such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Pablo Picasso, and European masters of so-called Art Informel, or “Unformed Art,” such as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, with large paintings and sculptures by some of the most important personalities on the American art scene in the 1950s and 1960s such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, and Cy Twombly.
Devoting an exhibition to the Guggenheim collections means telling the fast-paced story of the birth of the Neo-Avant-Garde movements after World War II in a tight and uninterrupted interplay between European and American artists. But producing such an exceptional exhibition in Florence also means celebrating a very special tie that goes back a long way, because it was precisely in the Palazzo Strozzi’s Strozzina undercroft that Peggy Guggenheim, who had only recently arrived in Europe, decided in February 1949 to show the collection that was later to find a permanent home in Venice.
The large paintings, sculptures, engravings and photographs on display at Palazzo Strozzi on loan from the Guggenheim collections in New York and Venice and from other leading international museums, paint a vast fresco of the extraordinarily heady season of 20th century art in which Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim played such a key role.
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi, Florence – ITALY
T +39 055 2645155
Full price €12.00
Concessions and groups €9.50 and €4.00
Advance sale charge per ticket (excluding schools) is €1.00
Exhibition opening hours:
Daily including holidays 10am-8pm
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To make a reservation for groups and schools please contact:
Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00 / 14.00-18.00
Tel: +39 055 2469600