6 Mar 2016

The Domenica Metropolitana of 6 March 2016

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6March 2016


10:00 – 18:00

As every first Sunday of every month, Sunday, March 6 returns the #DomenicaMetropolitana!

The Sunday Metro of March presents, as usual thanks to the support of Giotto-FILA, a rich program of tours, visits and activities in the Florentine Civic Museums: among these are Court with Donna Isabel and the conference-conversation From mother to daughter: women of Casa Medici in family relations in Palazzo Vecchio, as well as the new thematic path The Treasure of Santa Maria Novella; but also all activities for families with young and old children.

The program also includes visits to the Museo Gino Bartali Via Chiantigiana,175 -Ponte a Ema- and the Museo del Bigallo (Piazza San Giovanni 1) with guided tours every hour 9.30-12.30. The renovated Museo della Misericordia in Piazza Duomo also participates in the Metropolitan Sunday, with free guided tours at 15.15, 16.30 and 17.15.

To follow the activities scheduled at Museo Novecento

The animated drawing

 families with children aged from 8 to 12 years
time: 3.00p.m
duration: 1h15’

Already prehistoric man tried to reproduce the surrounding reality in motion and over the centuries many attempts were made to give dynamism to the images: among these we can remember the zootropio of William Horner or the optical theater of Charles-Emile Reynaud. It is however at the beginning of the twentieth century that you have the first cartoons and animated characters – just remember the Felix Cat by Otto Messmer, known even today – that over the century will be perfected to an increasing extent until you reach the unexpected results that we all know. The activity includes an excursus in the history of animated drawing, with projection of short excerpts; later the children will try to make drawings that, thanks to a series of techniques and secrets, will animate to give life to a real story.

Visit at the Museo

 for all, starting with children aged 10
time: 4.30p.m
duration: 1h15’

The visits allow you to retrace back the twentieth century by identifying the movements, poetics and artists that have marked the decades. Starting from the 1988 Venice Biennale, intended as the first recognition of the young Florentines De Lorenzo, Guaita and Catelani, the route revives the tensions and ideals of the seventies and sixties – with great works such as the Superarchitettura by Archizoom and Adolfo Natalini or the Plurimo by Emilio Vedova – and then delve into the central years of the twentieth century, richly represented thanks to the donations of important artists and collectors (among them Alberto Della Ragione, in whose collection stand out masterpieces by De Chirico, Sironi, Casorati, Depero, Morandi, Martini) and reach the dawn of the century, animated by the first impulses of the international avant-garde.

Please note that all guided tours and activities are free for citizens resident in the metropolitan city of Florence and booking is mandatory. At the time of booking it is possible to reserve only one appointment during the day for a maximum of 5 people.

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