An exhibition dedicated to great American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, in the twentieth anniversary of his death, will be inaugurated at the Accademia Gallery of Florence on May 26, and run until September 27.
This is the first time that the works of this great internationally renowned artist of photography will be exhibited in a temple of art like the Accademia of Florence, known worldwide as the ‘Michelangelo Museum’ due to the presence of one of the universal icons of art like the David, flanked by the Prisoners, as well as many important paintings by the great masters from the fourteenth century till the full Renaissance.
From its very title, Robert Mapplethorpe, perfection in form, exhibition curators Franca Falletti and Jonathan Nelson intend to express the profound principle that associates the artist of photography with the great Renaissance masters and, in particular, with Michelangelo: the search for balance, the precision and clarity inherent to ‘Form’ that tends toward perfection by means of the geometric rigour of volumes defined by line and sculpted by light.

Exhibithion Hours:
Tuesdays – Sundays, from 6.50p.m.
The ticket office closes at 6.20p.m.
Closed on Mondays
From 28th May to10th September 2009 free entrance to the exhibition on Thursdays from 9.00p.m.
From 7th July to 29th September 2009 opening of the museum and of the exhibition on Tuesdays from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. at the regular price.

Ticket price:
Full rate € 10.00 (including museum entrance)
Concession: € 5.00 for European citizens between 18 and 25 years
Free admission for European citizens under 18 and over 65 years



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