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Palazzo Strozzi hosts “From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections". Discover more about the art show in Florence.
From 19th March until 24th July 2016 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation of New York and Venice are bringing a major exhibition to Florence. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, the show "From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Art of the Guggenheim" collects over a hundred European and American masterpieces created between the 1920s and the 1960s. The narrative nature of this art show in Florence recalls the relationship and the bonds between two notable American collectors, Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim.
The Palazzo sits in the heart of Florence and is a fine example of Renaissance architecture built in the early sixteenth-century and was home to the Strozzi family until 1937. Visitors to the art show in Florence can also enjoy a fascinating exhibition showcasing the history of the Palazzo Strozzi before relaxing in the venue's courtyard cafe.
Visitors to the "From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Art of the Guggenheim" have a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the works of modern European artists - such as Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso - to those of the European exponents of 'Art Informel', like Lucio Fontana and Alberto Burri. Alongside their works, large paintings and sculptures from the American art scene will also be on display. Notable featured American artists are Jackson Pollock, Cy Twombly, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko.
The Strozzi Palace is an inspired choice of venue as it was here in 1949 when Peggy Guggenheim first showed her collection, which later found a permanent home in Venice. In the post-war period, the Neo-Avant-Garde art movement took root with a fast moving interplay between European and American artists and many of their works will be displayed at the exhibition. Both Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim played an important role, not only in the development of the movement but in bringing their paintings, photographs, engravings and sculptures together into their personal collections in both New York and Venice, creating a world-class celebration of twentieth-century art.
This highly influential exhibition is open every day from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with an extended opening until 11:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Visitors are admitted up to one hour before the exhibition closes. Full-price tickets cost 12 euros with discounts for children and senior citizens. Reservations can be made directly with the Palazzo by phone, email or online.