Live Music in Florence

By: Nichole McCarty, MA, 2016-17

Whether is Bohemian Rhaspody or Gregorian Church Chanting, we can all agree music moves the soul and relaxes the body. We gathered a list of our favorite spots for live music in Florence everything from chic basements of smooth jazz to lively open-mic nights in a cozy pub. Here are some great spots to check out live music in Florence!

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Ai WeiWei “Libero” Exhibition Opening

By Jean Hinkley, MA 2016-17

September 23 marked the opening of “Libero” at Palazzo Strozzi – a retrospective of the controversial Chinese artist Ai WeiWei. Curated by Arturo Galansino, the exhibition plays with the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, old and new, the individual and the collective. Fortunately, the MA Museum Studies students had the opportunity to attend the exhibition opening!

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Venetian Carnivale

By Tierney Riccitelli, FFE 2015-16

After a face full of confetti that magically covers you from head to toe and gets in your mouth and inside your clothes, one could say that Carnivale is a wild celebration. In New Orleans, people lift up their shirts just to receive strings of beads to wear around their neck, but in Venice, you buy a bag of confetti and pelt people with it. Maybe you are like me and have determined what Carnivale is like based on Mardi Gras and the celebrations that take place in Rio and Otavalo, but this celebration is nothing like that.

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