Montelupo Fiorentino, as the name itself suggests, is a town near Florence with a history closely linked to the production of ceramics.
It was here in the 15th century that the items were made that graced the homes and tables of Florence's leading families: the Medici, Strozzi, Machiavelli, Canigiani and Frescobaldi. The tradition has continued through the ages right down to the present day, both in local industries and with events and projects associating ceramics with contemporary art.
The Ceramics of Montelupo and the Uffizi. A gallery of comparisons
The first of the six exhibitions in the programme for 2023 promoted by the Fondazione CR Firenze and the Gallerie degli Uffizi in the context of their respective Piccoli Grandi Musei and Uffizi Diffusi schemes.