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We have rescheduled
a date for our joint visit to Florence
for the big Contemporary Art Exhibition
in the spaces where Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Ammannati and Vasari were working during the Renaissance. After the success of the 2017 exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris and at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 52 international artists from OpenArtCode (
among which the Dutch artists Eva Beumer and Marianne J. Jansen) will show their works in the Salone di Donatello
of the Basilica di San Lorenzo, from 19th April to 8th May 2018.
For more detailed information on the event, it’s location and an introduction to the different artists, we invite you to read this article.
NRBC member Leontine Streefkerk, Art Management Consultant for SaSa-Art is working together with Dr Vito Abba, curator of the Exhibit, to organise an exclusive tour for the NRBC.
Close up ‘Germinazione’ from Stefano Sanna
Program Thursday 3 May
Individual arrivals NRBC members at the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Piazza San Lorenzo, Florence), go to the Salone Donatello behind the courtyard after the ticket office (no entrance fee to visit the art exposition) to start strolling and discovering at leisure.
16.30 p.m. (punctually please because the exhibit closes at 17:30) Dr Abba will give our group an enriching and entertaining explanation about the artists and their works.
After the tour, we walk together to the 4 * Palazzo Gaddi hotel (Via del Giglio, 9) which is perfectly located between the art exposition and the railway station Santa Maria Novella for a nice Italian aperitivo. Hopefully, (thumbs for good weather!) on the roof terrace for the spectacular view.
Costs are 15 € for a prosecco or wine or 10 € for a beer or glass of soft drink with various snacks served.
Would you like to join us? Available places are limited! Please confirm to: email@example.com
Here some teasers for the event!
Facade Basilica San Lorenzo)
Courtyard Basilica San Lorenzo to be crossed for access to Salone Donatello
Opening speech by Dr. Vito Abba
Group picture OpenArtCode Artists
Leontine with artist William Braemer from Miami and Ida de Simone who runs the SaSa Art gallery in San Pantaleo, Sardinia
Opening day flow
NRBC member Elena Speranza Moll & Leontine Streefkerk with Dutch artist Marianne J. Jansen near her work. Marianne would have loved to be present at the NRBC event, but unfortunately has some other engagements abroad.
8) Overview corridor with statue of Agneta Gynning and impressive door wall panels lit by LED light from Sandra Muss
Entrance hotel Palazzo Gaddi
Wistaria in the courtyard of Palazzo Gaddi, an oasis of peace in the hectic city, located between the train station of Santa Maria Novella and the Exhibit in the Salone Donatello of the Basilica di San Lorenzo, less than 5 minutes from both locations.
View from the 5th floor of hotel Palazzo Gaddi, imagine what the view will be from the panoramic roof terrace (one floor higher up)…?
The OpenArtCode Florence Exhibit stays opened until 8 May, daily, (so also on Saturday unlike what is mentioned in the flyer) from Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:30 (latest entry 17:00) & Sunday 13:30 – 17:30, festive holidays April 25th and May 1st as well, free entryFollow us on