Italy is known for its remarkable artistic past, but it is also a country of dynamic, new cultural offerings. Students participating in NCSAC’s Spring 2011 Florence semester will be fortunate enough to arrive in Italy during the year of the internationally renowned Venice Art Biennale and fresh on the heels of two acclaimed recent contemporary art museum openings: the Punta della Dogana in Venice and Rome’s long awaited art museum Maxxi.
Both museums are as notable for their architectural innovations (compliments of Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid) as their thought-provoking, avant-garde exhibitions.
It’s highly recommended that students take the train to Rome to visit Maxxi and the Punta della Dogana in Venice, and students are well advised to extend their stay to visit the Venice Biennale (June 4th - November).
Closer at hand, Florence’s recently established FOR Gallery has quickly established a reputation for its exhibitions of compelling contemporary photography. There is also the Florence Biennale, which will be held in 2011. FLORENCE BIENNALE
Visit the following linked articles:
LINK PUNTA DELLA DOGANA
LINK MAXXI MUSEUM
LINK ON VENICE