4 Dec 2022

Metropolitan Sunday: 4 December 2022

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4December 2022


11:00 – 20:00

Free admission subject to availability

Sunday 4 December returns the Metropolitan Sunday, a day in which all residents of the Metropolitan City of Florence will be able to visit the city’s museums for free and take part in the numerous visits and activities scheduled, developed thanks to the support of GIOTTO, the love brand of F.I.L.A. Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini, and Lucart.

At the Museo Novecento, young people and adults can take part in guided tours of the great exhibition Tony Cragg. Transfer, which includes wonderful sculptures and drawings by the artist, and you can also admire two new exhibitions recently inaugurated: Alberto Magnelli. Armocromie and Jean Arp. Larme de galaxie.

At Palazzo Medici Riccardi the exhibition Passione Novecento. From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst, it will allow the public to go on a real journey into the 20th century thanks to masterpieces by its most successful protagonists.


Open Works

for whom: for young people and adults
times: 15.00
duration: 1h15′

During the visit, the dialogue with the works and with the visitors will be conducted by a group of migrants adhering to the AMIR project, young people from various countries who have studied the art of our time and of our peninsula by relating it to their own history, their origins, their homeland. The visit will therefore make it possible to approach some of the exhibited works with the eyes of those who have come to Florence as a “new citizen”: visitors will therefore be guided by voices belonging to different cultures and invited to observe the forms, the codes , the meanings of Italian art of our time and understand how the work of art is truly “open” and the “active center of an inexhaustible network of relationships”. (U. Echo)
The visit is proposed as part of the AMIR / Hospitality Museums Inclusion Report project, organized by the Municipality of Fiesole, the Municipality of Florence – MUS.E, Istituto degli Innocenti, Fondazione Primo Conti, Stazione Utopia, thanks to the support of the CR Firenze Foundation.

Visit to the exhibition Transfer. Tony Cragg

for whom: for young people and adults
times: 12.30, 16.30
duration: 1h15′

The visit allows you to get closer to the work of the great sculptor Tony Cragg by deepening the history and analysis of some of the works on display. The trace of the extensive and profound research developed by the artist over the decades will be outlined, aimed at exploring the multiple potentials of the sculptural language and materials. All of Cragg’s work can in fact be seen as an ode to the infinite possibilities of “form” – whose inspiring muse is nature, which embraces both the microscopic and the infinite – generated from time to time thanks to a careful planning and a wise use of the material.

Infinite forms, infinite metamorphoses

for whom: for families with children aged 6 to 12 years
times: 11.00
duration: 1h

The language of sculpture underwent an important transformation in the twentieth century, infinitely expanding the range of materials, techniques and subjects and offering new perspectives on our relationship with the work of art. Among the protagonists of this profound renewal is undoubtedly Tony Cragg, who revolutionized the world of sculpture by opening it to unexpected research, processes and outcomes. The itinerary on display will allow you to explore these aspects and appreciate the sculptor’s greatest masterpieces, to then try your hand at an art atelier in which to experiment with the creative and artistic possibilities of drawing and modeling a small sculpture.


Eye on the XX Century

for whom: for families with children from 7 to 12 years old
times: 10.00
duration: 1h15′

Each artist tells his time and his world through the lenses of sensitivity and technique, inextricably linked: thanks to a special animated visit, intertwined with a “treasure hunt” aimed at identifying and identifying the details of the works on display, we will discover how to recognize the artists and their style, from the unmistakable brushstrokes of Renato Guttuso to the sunny surfaces of Giorgio De Chirico, from the typographical screens of Roy Lichtenstein to the cracking of the material by Alberto Burri.

Visit to the exhibition Passione Novecento. From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst

for whom: for young people and adults
times: 16.30
duration: 1h15′

The visit offers an ideal itinerary in the art of the twentieth century, thanks to a list of extremely significant masterpieces by the greatest artists of the century: from Klee to Mirò, from Warhol to Hirst without forgetting the very Italian De Chirico, Guttuso, Burri or Rotella, the participants will be able to grasp the peculiarities of their poetics and their work, appreciating particularly representative results, embracing in a single glance testimonies of the languages ​​of painting, sculpture and photography. Particular emphasis will be placed on the values ​​of collecting and patronage, closely related to the history of these works and, more generally, to the development of art history over the centuries.