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.

Upcoming exhibitions

Visitors marvel at the 'Divina Simulacra' collection among marble statues and ornate paintings in the Uffizi Gallery's red-walled room

Divina simulacra

Date: From 11 December, 2023 to 30 June, 2024
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 8.15 AM - 6.30 PM
Location: Uffizi, ground floor rooms
Curated by: Not specified

  • Discover ancient masterpieces in 'Divina Simulacra,' showcasing the main statues of the Medici collection.
  • See famous sculptures like the Medici Venus and the Knife Grinder in their original historical context.
  • View replicas of classical marble groups, reuniting pieces from various parts of the Gallery.
  • Witness the unity of renowned masterpieces like the 'Invitation to Dance' and the Knife Grinder with Marsyas.
  • Explore a captivating series of twelve ancient herms featuring portraits of Greek philosophers and more.
  • Gain a unique perspective on classical sculpture and its rich historical importance.
Statue of Cosimo I de' Medici by Baccio Bandinelli outside the Uffizi Gallery, a nod to Florence's rich artistic heritage

Baccio Bandinelli painter

Date: 19 December, 2023 to 25 February, 2024
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday: 8:15 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: Uffizi, second floor, room A36
Curated by: The Uffizi and the Vatican Museums

  • Collaboration between the Uffizi and the Vatican Museums, the exhibition showcases a previously unpublished work by Baccio Bandinelli, a renowned sculptor in the service of Cosimo I de' Medici.
  • The painting, a 'Pietà with the Virgin, an Angel and Nicodemus,' is a rare example of Bandinelli's activity as a painter
  • The Pietà was thought to be lost and was recently found in the Vatican Museums' storerooms. The painting underwent a complex restoration process
  • The Departments of Prints and Drawings preserves a preparatory drawing for the painting, showcasing Bandinelli's talent for graphics
  • Provides a unique opportunity to explore Baccio Bandinelli's lesser-known role as a painter.
The historic Palazzo dei Vicari in Mugello, with its medieval tower and clock, under a blue sky, part of 'The Medici: Mugello Folk' offsite Uffizi Gallery exhibition

The Medici: Mugello Folk. Family portraits from the Gallerie degli Uffizi

Date: 18 May, 2023 to 2 June, 2024
Timings: 10 AM - 1 PM; 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Closed on Tuesday)
Location: Palazzo dei Vicari di Scarperia, Museo dei Ferri Taglienti
Curated by: Fondazione CR Firenze and the Gallerie degli Uffizi

The exhibition displays four works from the Uffizi Galleries, presenting the Grand Dukes in the Mugello region, their legendary homeland.

Facade of the Palazzo Comunale in San Giovanni Valdarno, adorned for 'Giovanni da San Giovanni' exhibition, against a serene blue sky

Giovanni da San Giovanni, a maverick painter at the Medici court

Date: 7 October, 2023 to 30 March, 2024
Timings: Tuesday to Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 10 AM - 1 PM / 3 PM - 7 PM
Monday: Closed
Location: Museo delle Terre Nuove, Museo della Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Giovanni Valdarno
Curated by: Michela Martini

Exhibition showcases ten tondos on terracotta tile, the artist's signature material. Focus on Giovanni da San Giovanni's neo-Mannerist style, airy lightness, and fresh palette. Witty depictions of mythology.

The stately Town Hall and Torre dell'Arengo in Faenza, venue for 'The story of Santa Umiltà' exhibition, basking in the golden hour light

The story of Santa Umiltà da Faenza in the Uffizi's medieval masterpiece

Date: 31 October, 2023 to 3 March, 2024
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Faenza, Pinacoteca Comunale
Curated by: Opificio delle Pietre Dure and Studio Scarpelli of Florence

Features the Gothic painter Pietro Lorenzetti's polyptych with stories of the patron saint of Romagna. Offers a unique glimpse into the life and stories of Saint Humility through vivid images and color.

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.
What current exhibitions are on display?

As of February, 2024, these are the exhibitions that are on at the Uffizi Gallery. 
- Divina simulacra until June 30, 2024: This exhibition explores the theme of religious sculpture in Tuscany between the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance.
- The Medici: Mugello Folk. Family portraits from the Gallerie degli Uffizi. Terre degli Uffizi. Scarperia and San Piero until June 2, 2024: This exhibition presents portraits of members of the Medici family from the Mugello region.
- A bizarre and whimsical temperament. Giovanni da San Giovanni, a maverick painter at the Medici court. Until March 30, 2024: This exhibition focuses on the work of Giovanni da San Giovanni, a 16th-century Florentine painter known for his unique style.
- For Images and Colours. The story of Santa Umiltà da Faenza in the Uffizi's medieval masterpiece, until March 3, 2024: This exhibition explores the life of Santa Umiltà da Faenza, a 13th-century saint depicted in a masterpiece from the Uffizi collection.
- Baccio Bandinelli painter, until February 25, 2024: This focuses on the work of Baccio Bandinelli, a 16th-century Florentine sculptor and painter.

Are there any interactive or multimedia exhibits?

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 Giovanni da San Giovanni exhibitions.