The Uffizi take part to the European Heritage Days with a special nocturnal opening and two performances devoted to archeology!
On September, 22 the second floor of the Uffizi and the Auditorium Vasari will be exceptionally open from 7pm to 10pm with a special entry ticket at only €1.
From 7pm until 9pm: "What the statues narrate: From ancient rhetoric to contemporary narrative". A moving performance specifically designed for the students of class III C of Liceo Classico “Michelangiolo” of Florence who attended a work-related learning project at the Department of School and Youth of the Uffizi, in collaboration with the Pergola Theatre. The guided tour takes place in the Gallery along the second floor's Corridors and in the Niobe Room [n. 42 ], and focuses on a selection of ancient statues related to the Latin poem “Metamorphoses” by Ovid as well as on a selection of 20th-century poems.
And from 8.15pm an exceptional opening of the Vasari Auditorium on the ground floor with a special lecture/performance by "Archeologia Narrante" Association entitled "Ariadne and the Bull". A fascinating mix of drama, dance, music focused on the myth of Ariadne and similar subjects based on the archetype of the "passage" - from sleep to wake, from love to abandonment - which are recurring in many other archaeological artworks on view in the Uffizi. This relationship between the myth and the Uffizi's ancient statues are analyzed by Archaeologist Carlotta Cianferoni.
The meeting point for the visitors who wish to take part to the lecture/performance is the Room of Hermaphrodite (Room 36) on the second floor of the Uffizi at 8.10pm.