February 14, 2019

A VALENTINE KISS: Sergio Risalti will give a talk on the portrayal of kisses and hugs in famous artwork and popular culture down the ages–from Bronzino, Canova and Rodin to Gone with the Wind and Titanic with accompanying visuals at the Novecento Museum of 20th Century Art (piazza Santa Maria Novella) at 5 pm.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/UN MARI À LA PORTE, opera by Pietro Mascagni and Jacques Offenbach. Teatro del Maggio, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1. 8 pm.

CHOCOLATE FAIR.  Piazza Santa Croce.

ORCHESTRA DELLA TOSCANA conducted by Eduardo Strausser with soloist Jan Lisiecki (piano). Music of Beethoven. Teatro Verdi, Via Ghibellina, 99. 9 pm.

MOVIES IN ENGLISH: VICE starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, and Steve Carell. Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi. 4 & 6:30 pm.

GREEN BOOK starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi. 9 pm.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

METJAZZ: ‘STORIES & JOURNEYS’. Teatro Metastasio, Teatro Fabbricone, and Pinocchio Jazz Club.

EXHIBITIONS:

FLORA COMMEDIA: CAI GUO-QIANG AT THE UFFIZI. Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe. Open 8:15 am – 6:50 pm. Admission: €12.

FRAGILE TREASURES OF THE PRINCES (Fragili Tesori dei Principi).  Pitti Palace. Open 8:15 am – 6:50 pm.  Besides the low season ticket price (€10) there are following discounts. €8 for EU citizens ages 18-25, free for children under 18 of any nationality, handicapped and accompanying persons, journalists, students and Italian teachers.

BANKSY: THIS IS NOT A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Open 9 am – 7 pm. Admission: €10, reduced €6.

ITALY IN HOLLYWOOD.  Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Palazzo Spini Feroni, Piazza Santa Trinita 5R.  Open 10 am – 7:30 pm. Admission: €8, reduced €5.

GALILEO CHINI: HORIZONS OF WATER. PALP Praetorian Palace, Pontedera. Open 10 am – 8 pm. Admission: €6.

FEMALE IDENTITY THROUGH THE IMAGES OF FIVE ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS. Pecci Center, Prato.  Open 10 am to 8 pm. Admission: €10 general admission, €7 reduced: students, groups, persons over 65 and under 26 years of age, and more.