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Museo Annigoni in Florence

pietro annigoni museum in FlorenceMuseo Annigoni at Villa Bardini has just opened its doors to the public (from November, the 15th). More than 6000 masterpieces have been gathered to be shown altered annually in order to allow visitors the chance to view the entire collection over time. Pietro Annigoni was born in 1910 and he died in 1988. This is the first official museum that Florence dedicates to this important artist.
More than 120 paintings will be displayed for 1 year, than they will start rotating the entire collection.
5 times during his lifetime, the artist's portraits were featured on the cover of Time magazine in the US, but perhaps his most famous portrait is one of Queen Elizabeth II. Other famous portraits: Margaret, Margot Fonteyn, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the Pope Giovanni XXIII. Examples of his brilliance can be found on display in the Vatican Museum, Windsor Castle, The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Where: Villa Bardini is located at Costa San Giorgio 2 in Florence with an alternate entrance at Via dei Bardi 1r.

Opening hours: From October 1st through March 31st the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. From April 1st through September 30th hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. For more information, call 055-2638599 or 055-2346988.

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