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Uffizi Gallery exhibitions | Detailed Guide to Current & Upcoming Shows

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is renowned for its incredible art collections and exhibitions. With over 45 rooms of artwork, the Uffizi Gallery exhibitions offers a unique opportunity to explore the works of some of the greatest artists from all around the world. Whether you choose to visit Uffizi's permanent collection or one of its many rotating special exhibitions, you are certain to be inspired by this amazing gallery's offerings.

Art enthusiasts engrossed in the Uffizi Gallery exhibition, surrounded by masterpieces of the Renaissance era in a dimly lit room
  • Artistic treasures: Explore renowned masterpieces by artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli.
  • Cultural legacy: Immerse in history at one of the world's oldest art museums, housed in a historic architectural gem.
  • Learning opportunity: Gain insights into art history, techniques, and context through curated exhibitions.
  • Aesthetic delight: Enjoy diverse artworks catering to varied tastes, from serene beauty to dynamic energy.
  • Personal enrichment: Connect emotionally and introspectively with human expression across time.
  • Vivid experience: Witness the scale, texture, and details of artworks up close and in person.
  • Cultural contribution: Support preservation and share in the cultural legacy for future generations.

Current exhibitions

Statue of Cosimo I de' Medici by Baccio Bandinelli outside the Uffizi Gallery, a nod to Florence's rich artistic heritage

Uffizi: on display, two masterpieces damaged by the 1993 Georgofili mafia attack

Date: 26 May to 28 July 2024
Location: Uffizi, ground floor, in a big room at the beginning of the museum itinerary
Curated by: The Uffizi

  • Celebrating the 31st anniversary of the mafia bombing in Via dei Georgofili, you can see two canvases by Bartolomeo Manfredi, a painter in the style of Caravaggio, that were damaged in the blast.
  • Besides the artwork, there's a video showing interviews with firefighters who gave first aid and museum staff who worked overnight to minimize damage from the explosion.
  • This event offers a rare chance to dive into the art of Bartolomeo Manfredi, a painter not widely known but whose work is worth discovering.

Self-portraits on paper by 18th- and early 19th-century masters

Date: 7 May to 4 August 2024
Location: Uffizi, first floor, Rooms of works on paper (C7 e C8)
Curated by: Luisa Berretti, Laura Donati and Donatella Fratini

  • It is an exhibition of drawings and prints by artists like Benedetto Vincenzo De Greyss (1724-1759), Raffaello Morghen, and Luigi Sabatelli from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • These artworks are part of a rotating display from the Department of Prints and Drawings. Because they are fragile, they are only shown briefly and under strict conditions of light, temperature, and humidity to preserve them.
  • The Uffizi's Department of Prints and Drawings holds one of the world's most important collections of graphic art, with around 180,000 sheets. This collection is famous for its artistic quality and the large number of works it contains.
  • The exhibition will take place from Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15am - 6.30pm (Tuesdays until 9.30pm).

Past exhibitions

During the 1400s, the highest form of artistic expression for sculptures used to be in the form of wood, marble, or terracotta. The exhibit, for the first time, was set out to display the history of wooden, colored sculpture, through a core of 50 works.

The Uffizi Gallery opened the year’s “Art for a Year” program, which exhibited the first exhibition dedicated to the work of Gerrit van Honthorst, the Dutch Golden Age painter known in Italy. There have been a lot of exhibitions that were conducted since by famous artists such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Andrea della Robbia, and Andrea del Sarto, Fra’ Bartolomeo, Andrea Sansovino, and many others.

View Uffizi Exhibitions virtually

Interactive engagement as a visitor explores Video Stories at the Uffizi Gallery exhibitions, enhancing the experience with digital narratives

Uffizi Exhibitions | Video Stories

Since the Uffizi Gallery has an array of masterpieces by famous artists lined up under one roof, the gallery has a small archive of the footage arranged of the temporary exhibitions that are conducted with the Uffizi Galleries’ museums. If you are unable to make it to the museum’s exhibitions, you can admire various iconic pieces of artwork, right from the comfort of your couch.

A few exhibitions that can be viewed include The famous fresco by Andrea del Castagno depicting Dante Alighieri in San Godenzo, Tommaso Mozzati - Alonso Berruguete and the art of drawing: from Castile to Rome, from Florence to Spain and Spain and Italy in dialogue in the 16th-century Europe.

Couple joyfully discovering Online Uffizi Exhibitions on a mobile phone, sharing a moment of cultural connection in a bright modern space

Online Uffizi Exhibitions

Uffizi has numerous collections of art produced by world-class artists that are definitely worth witnessing. Discover these iconic masterpieces of the Uffizi collection and learn all about their history, traveling through captivating descriptions and HD images.

Explore Uffizi’s new halls and get a 360° virtual tour of the enormous art collection that is housed at the gallery. Get awestruck by the Venetian painting of the 1500s, one of the most important in the world. You can also check out many other significant artworks online such as The Portinari Triptych by Hugo van der Goes, On Being Present vol.II, Non per foco ma per divin’arte, to name a few.




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Visitor tips

  • Book your tickets online well in advance in order to spend less time in the queues and more time exploring art at these exhibitions. Show up at least 15-30 mins before your ticket time at the venue.
  • Since Uffizi is packed with world-class art, save yourself from wandering around by checking what exhibition interests you online before your visit to the Uffizi Gallery.
  • While you are visiting to view Uffizi’s exhibitions, make sure you travel light to the venue. If you have anything on you, you can drop it in the cloakroom.  
  • The Uffizi hosts a lot of exhibitions, but if you are a first-time visitor, you should stick to viewing the permanent collection.
Are there any interactive or multimedia exhibits in Uffizi Gallery?

Some exhibitions include interactive or multimedia components to enhance visitor engagement. There are plenty of VR exhibitions around the museum too.

How many exhibitions are held at the Uffizi Gallery annually?

The Uffizi Gallery organizes at least 10 exhibitions annually.

Do I need to buy separate tickets to view the various exhibitions at Uffizi Gallery?

Typically, a standard admission ticket to the Uffizi Gallery grants access to the majority of the permanent collection and any temporary exhibitions that are being shown within the gallery at the time of your visit. This means that visitors do not need to purchase separate tickets for different exhibitions within the Uffizi.
However, there are exceptions, particularly for special exhibitions or events that might require an additional fee or a separate ticket. It's always a good idea to check ahead for the most up-to-date information on ticketing requirements for specific exhibitions or special events that you're interested in attending.

Do exhibitions change seasonally?

Yes, the Uffizi Gallery often hosts seasonal exhibitions, showcasing different aspects of its vast collection.

Which exhibition should I take time to visit?

Be sure to visit the Self-portraits on paper by 18th- and early 19th-century masters exhibitions. It is a unique opportunity to engage with art from a specific historical period and through a specific medium.