21 Jul 2021

Novecento Live. The lives of the great Italian artists of the Twentieth Century

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Museo Novecento


Federica Berti

Cultural mediation MUS.E

Giaele Monaci

Cultural mediation MUS.E

Marco Salvucci

Cultural mediation MUS.E

Elisabetta Stumpo

Cultural mediation MUS.E

Valentina Zucchi

Head of cultural mediation MUS.E

Free entry

“The painter is my profession […] but the true painter meddles with life and runs on it”
-Renato Guttuso

The Museo Novecento explores the fascinating reality of the artist’s lives with a new project conceived by the cultural mediation of Mus.e and aimed at everyone. Artists of all times are frequently considered in the light of their works and their works, material outcomes of their own poetics and their own language. But, like us, they were people who led their own existence in the world, who wove relationships, who lived the events of history.

The events brought together by Novecento live devote their attention to the lives of artists, with particular attention to some great protagonists of Italian art of the twentieth century, well represented in civic collections. The meetings are structured as stories, to be listened to and tasted thanks to the pleasure of the narration in the evocative cloister of the museum, which will intertwine the visual representation of the main features narrated “live”: the narrator, in fact, will be accompanied by a visual action, which it will freeze the salient episodes on a large backdrop, in the form of an image.

In the intertwining of story and performance, therefore, each appointment will thus allow you to get close in a particularly engaging way to the biographical and historical events of the different characters, capturing their particularities and curiosities. For this reason, the Novecento live program is dedicated to everyone and suitable for everyone, young and old: four evenings – for the moment – to experience the pleasure of encountering art made in person.

21 July 2021 at 7 pm

Arturo Martini

curated by Valentina Zucchi and Marco Salvucci

4 August 2021 at 7 pm

Severo Pozzati

curated by Federica Berti and Marco Salvucci

18 August 2021 at 7 pm

Gino Severini

curated by Giaele Monaci and Marco Salvucci

1 September at 7 pm

Filippo De Pisis

curated by Elisabetta Stumpo and Marco Salvucci

Novecento live events are possible thanks to the precious support of American Express, GIOTTO – love brand of F.I.L.A. Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, Unicoop Firenze and Tenderly, brand of Lucart Spa.


Costanza Savelloni

Press Office Museo Novecento

Ludovica Zarrilli

Press Office MUS.E

T: + 39 393.9577255


Elisa Di Lupo

Press Office Comune di Firenze

T: +39 055 2768531