Americans in Florence

Back in June I was lucky enough to catch the Americans in Florence exhibit at the Palazzo Strozzi.  The Strozzi has put on a number of interesting exhibitions in the past few years, still tied to Florence’s history, but with a bit of their own perspective.

This year marks 500 years since the death of Amerigo Vespucci, so it follows that they wanted to honor the connection between Italy and America… and in the Strozzi’s way of doing things, to put forth that not only have Americans been influenced by Italy, but Italy influenced by Americans.

The folks at the Strozzi were kind enough to give us a tour and made a short video about our visit:

 

 

As you can tell from Tony’s reaction it was a very strong show- I didn’t have time to grab a catalogue, but very much worth seeing, a nice mix of American Impressionism and Macchiaoli painters.