Saturday, July 31, 2021

Frances McDormand won the 2021 Best Actress Oscar for ‘Nomadland’

MOVIE IN ENGLISH: NOMADLAND. Novecento Museum of 20th and 21st Century Art, piazza Santa Maria Novella9:30 pm.

The highly praised film Nomadland, directed by Chloe Zhao and starring Frances McDormand, comes to the courtyard of the Novecento Museum of 20th and 21st Century Art.  McDormand plays Fern, a 61-year-old widow who loses her job when the gypsum plant where she works shuts down, and her home shortly after during the Great Recession.  She moves into a van, traveling the western US, encountering numerous long-time migrants, some played by real life nomads.  Fern insists she’s not homeless, just houseless and subsists by working in a string of temporary jobs.  The film, which won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress also won the BAFTA Best Film Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (9:30 pm.  Screened in English with Italian subtitles.  Reservations are mandatory and €8 tickets can be purchased online at:  (rita kungel)

CLASSICAL MUSIC:  ORCHESTRA DELLA TOSCANA WIND QUINTET with actor Alessandro Riccio. Music of Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, and Puccini.  Badia a Passignano, Tavarnelle in Val de Pesa. 9:15 pm. 


AMERICAN ART 1961 – 2001.  Palazzo Strozzi, piazza Strozzi.  Open 10 – 9 pm. Admission: €15.

LA FERITA (THE WOUND), installation on the façade of Palazzo Strozzi.  Free admission.

HENRY MOORE: THE SCULPTOR’S DRAWINGS. The Novecento Museum of 20th and 21st Century Art, piazza Santa Maria Novella.  Open 11 am – 2 pm.  Admission: €9.50.

GENDER GAP.  The Novecento Museum of 20th and 21st Century Art, piazza Santa Maria Novella.  Open 11 am – 2 pm.

SILK: SCARF & TIE PRINTS BY FULVIA FERRAGAMO.  Ferragamo Museum, piazza Santa Trinita. Open 11 am – 7 pm. Admission:  €8, €4 for university students.  There is also free admission online to a virtual tour at

LIGHTS FROM THE DARKNESS: FROM THE LIGHTS OF THE ETRUSCANS TO THE GLOW OF POMPEII.  MAEC (Museum of Etruscan Art, Cortona), Palazzo Casali, Piazza Signorelli, Cortona. Open 10 am – 7 pm.  Admission:  €10, for children ages 6 – 12 admission is €7.

TURANDOT AND PUCCINI, CHINI AND CARAMBA. Textile Museum (Museo del Tessuto), Via Puccetti 3, Prato.  Open 10 am – 7 pm.  Admission: €10, students €4.  A combined discount on an admission ticket with the Fondazione Puccini in Lucca and the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology in Florence is available and encouraged.