Uffizi Galleries Off-site: Forlì 2021 a special exhibition dedicated to Dante
Organized together with the Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì Foundation, it will be held from March 12 to July 14 in the San Domenico museums: masterpieces by Andrea del Castagno, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Federico Zuccari will be on loan from the Uffizi Galleries.
As part of the national celebrations of the 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri, promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities for the year 2021, the Uffizi Galleries and the Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì Foundation will create the great exhibition 'Dante. The vision of art ', which will be held in the spaces of the San Domenico Museums of Forlì from 12 March to 4 July 2021. As a result of the partnership between the Foundation and the Uffizi Galleries, the exhibition will not be only an opportunity to celebrate Dante's anniversary: in the difficult moment that the whole world lives, it is also a symbol of redemption and rebirth for our country and the whole world. The project was born from an idea by Eike Schmidt, Director of the Uffizi Galleries, and Gianfranco Brunelli, Director of the major exhibitions of the Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì Foundation. The curators of the exhibition are Prof. Antonio Paolucci and Prof. Fernando Mazzocca. The choice of Forlì is part of an overall strategy for enhancing a territory that is a natural bridge between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna and is also a "dantesque" city. In Forlì Dante was a refugee in the autumn 1302, remaining for over a year with the Ordelaffi, Ghibelline lords of the city. A valuable collaboration was put in place: that of the Uffizi Galleries, which will lend many of their works, including some famous masterpieces from their collections.