Events in Florence

Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

March 28, 2018
Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Palazzo Strozzi is hosting an exhibition entitled Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano until 22 July 2018, an extraordinary journey among art, politics and society in Italy from the 1950s to the protest years in the late ’60s, with eighty works of art by such masters as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Piero Manzoni, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto.

The location of the exhibition is at just five minutes’ walk from the Hotel Brunelleschi, on a walk through the streets of the historic centre. Our hotel is the ideal starting point for a cultural holiday visiting the main museums of the city, all located in the historic centre UNESCO World Heritage.

The exhibition, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, is bringing emblematic works of art together for the first time to form a display illustrating the effervescence of Italian culture after World War II, the years of the so-called “economic miracle” that marked a major transformation in Italian society, up until the fateful year of 1968. It was in this 20-year period that we see the development of a new vision of art reaching out into the contemporary world in an extraordinarily vibrant and inventive bust of creativity, material or form. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey setting out from the diatribe between Realism and Abstraction, continuing on to the triumph of Informal Art and leading through the images, gestures and figures of Pop Art in juxtaposition with the experimental vision of monochromatic painting, right up to the language of Arte Povera and of Conceptual Art.

Tickets and hours Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano

Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased directly online from the official website of Palazzo Strozzi >>

For more information and questions, the concierge of the Hotel Brunelleschi is at your disposal at +39.055.27370 or via email to concierge@hotelbrunelleschi.it.

Opening hours:
Daily including holidays 10.00-20.00
Thursdays: 10.00-23.00

If you are travelling with the whole family, Palazzo Strozzi offers a family kit free of charge, designed to share the experience of the exhibition visit in a fun and creative way, as well as a rich calendar of events dedicated to children and young people. To know more >>

Photo: Alessandro Moggi

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