The Grand Prince Ferdinando De' Medici, Collector & Patron Of The Arts

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To mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici (1663-1713), the Galleria degli Uffizi is planning to devote a celebratory exhibition to this key figure who was one of the most important collectors and patrons of the arts in the entire history of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany.

The son of Cosimo III and of Marguerite-Louise d'Orléans, Ferdinando nurtured two overriding interests, in the theatre and music and in the figurative arts, from a very early age.

The exhibition sets out to convey the complexity of his interests and the innovative nature of his approach which drew the leading artists of the era (musicians, instrumentalists, painters and sculptors) to Florence between the end of the 17th century and the first decade of the 18th.

The exhibition is broken down into sections illustrating the complex issues surrounding the prince's cultural inclinations, while also presenting the buildings in which his patronage was played out.

June 26 - November 3, 2013

Admission
Full price: € 11.00;
Concessions: € 5.50 for EU citizens aged 18 to 25
Admission free under 18
Admission free for EU citizens over 65

Opening hours
Tuesdays - Sundays 8:15 am to 6:50 pm, ticket office closes at 6:00 pm
Through September 24, on Tuesdays 8:15 am to 10:00 pm
The Uffizi is closed on Mondays!

More information on this exhibit can be found at the following links:

http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/en/mostre/mostra.php?t=51c03f74f1c3bcfc1c000104

http://www.unannoadarte.it/granprincipe/eng/index.html

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