From May 28, Palazzo Strozzi is hosting a new exhibition: American Art 1961-2001. The exhibition brings together an excellent selection of more than 80 works by 53 American artists including Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Louise Nevelson, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Bruce Nauman, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney, Kara Walker and many more. Some of these artworks will be exhibited for the first time in Florence thanks to a collaboration with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
The exhibition examines the most important figures and movements that marked the development of American art from the beginning of the Vietnam War until the 9/11 attack. American Art has an important social function; especially during the last 40 years of the past century, artists have used the arts for addressing social and political topics such as civil rights, feminism and gender identity, racial issues and violence. Not only pure aesthetic pleasure, but also an in-depth look at the society we live.
The exhibition will be open from May 28 to August 29, 2021.