The Education Department proposes to thepublic a rich program of visits and activities useful to approach to the arts of the 20th century and their protagonists. The laboratories and guided tours are available every weekend, on Sunday at 11a.m and 12p.m.
Total work of art
For whom: families with children aged 4/7 years
The path allows the most young children to approach to the art of the 20th century with a transversal, participative and inclusive gaze. The itinerary focuses on some chosen works, useful to grasp the dynamic and dialectical spirit that has spanned the twentieth century by implementing a total rethinking of the arts and their possible interactions. The continuos intallation by Paolo Masi, the colorful architectures of Superstudio, the painting made of gestures and colors by Emilio Vedova, the sculptures by Martini, the high fashion style of Pitti and the musical experiments by Grossi and Chiari will be the occasion for a multisensorial meeting with the arts. In the second part of the activity the children, divided in small groups, will work to give a shape to a “total work of art” which will reunite their collective experience intertwining the different artistic languages.
for whom: familes with children aged 8/12 years
The path presents itselg as a “time travel” which starts from the current world to arrive to the first years of the 20th century investigating languages, tecniques and principles of the arts of 1900: from the very recent contemporary installations to the designer sets of the Maggio Musicale, from the musical experimentations to the futurist’s paintings, from the avant-guarde design the most celeb paintings, children will be involved in an itinerary of discovery of the various artistic forms of the 20th century in the animated dialogue between tradition and innovation, antique and modern, abstract and concrete. The meeting with the great artists of the 20th century – through them Emilio Vedova, Lucio Fontana, Bruno Munari, Giorgio De Chirico, Fortunato Depero – and with their artworks will be in this sense the opportunity to a personal rielaboration which will allow the kids to bring home a very special “collection” of their personal experience.
Guided tour at Museo
For whom: young and adults
The visit allows to retrace back the twentieth century by identifying the movements, poetics and artists that have marked the decades, with a strongly interdisciplinary approach and specific attention to Italy and Florence. Starting from the Venice Biennale of the 1988, intended as the first recognition of the young florentines De Lorenze, Guaita and Catelani, the path re-proposes the tension and ideals of the 70s and 60s – with great works as Superarchitettura by Archizoo, and Adolfo Natalini or the Plurimo by Emilio Vedova – – to then delve into the central years of the twentieth century, richly represented thanks to the donations of important artists and collectors: among these Alberto Della Ragione, in whose collection stand out masterpieces by De Chirico, Sironi, Casorati, Depero, Morandi, Martini. In the interweaving of painting, sculpture, music, poetry, fashion, cinema and theater, the path takes the public until the dawn of the century, animated by the first impulses of the international avant-garde.