Palazzo Strozzi, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture in Florence and a dynamic cultural center of international standing, represents a point of reference in the Italian panorama : a platform in which to produce and enjoy art through a rich program of exhibitions and cultural activities .
A symbolic place for the life of Palazzo Strozzi is the historic Renaissance courtyard, a square open to the city where over two million people pass every year and where concerts, performances and installations by contemporary artists are organised.
Founded in 2006 as the first example of a public-private cultural foundation in Italy, the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation has produced and organized over fifty exhibitions ranging from ancient to modern and contemporary art, as evidenced by collaborations with artists such as Ai Weiwei, Carsten Höller , Marina Abramović or highly successful and critically acclaimed exhibitions such as Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino or Verrocchio, Leonardo's master.
This lively dialogue between tradition and innovation makes Palazzo Strozzi a unique laboratory in which to produce new works of art, make possible important restoration campaigns, new studies and discoveries, stimulate discussion on relevant themes of contemporary society, seek out new ways of communicating and making accessible culture and art.
Always experimenting with new opportunities and forms of public involvement, research in the field of education is central, through a rich public program and an articulated offer for young people, schools, families and special audiences, such as people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and autism. Palazzo Strozzi is accessibility, inclusion, experimentation for art and culture : a laboratory for a new idea of contemporaneity in Florence.