Where are all the great women artists?: A Tour of Florence’s Women of Wonder

By: Marissa Acey, MA, 2019 ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’ Or are they just hidden? For International Women’s Day coming up in March, this question is important to consider. Linda Nochlin turned art history on its head in 1971 when she titled an essay with the question: Why have there been no great women artists? Where are they? Why do we only … Continue reading Where are all the great women artists?: A Tour of Florence’s Women of Wonder

Things to do in Florence 2/23-3/1

By: Emily Hurley, MA, 2019 Events, concerts, movies, and festivals happening between February 23 to March 1 in and near Florence. Black Lips February 19-March 12 LdM Gallery, Via dei Pucci, 4 This photography exhibition by Danilo Currò with poetic texts by Andrea Cafarella invites viewers to see beyond recurrent stereotypes and caricatures portrayed in media. In the migration of Africans to Italy, the same narrative is … Continue reading Things to do in Florence 2/23-3/1

Things to do in Florence 2/16-2/22

By: Emily Hurley, MA, 2019 Events, concerts, movies, and festivals happening between February 16 to February 22 in and near Florence. Morte Elettrice Palatina February 18 February 18th is the anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici, the last heir to the Medici dynasty who donated the families’ collections to the city of Florence. To celebrate, a parade is held in the city that … Continue reading Things to do in Florence 2/16-2/22

Cuddle Up Cozy for Christmastime – Your Winter Break Reading List

By Marissa Acey, MA, 2018 The semester is over! Finals are finished! We can all finally take a breath of relief. What a whirlwind, right? I know I am definitely looking forward to some relaxing nights cuddled up by the fire with a good book. Whether you’re heading home to visit family, staying in the city for a Florentine holiday, or you’re taking the opportunity … Continue reading Cuddle Up Cozy for Christmastime – Your Winter Break Reading List

Things to Do in Florence 12/8-12/14

By Emily Hurley, MA, 2018 Body of Evidence December 5- January 30 6:00pm LdM Gallery, Via dei Pucci, 4 The LdM Gallery will be opening a new exhibition titled “Body of Evidence” focused on drawing and featuring work by three students. The exhibition investigates the concepts of reflection and identity through the depiction of the female form. Opening night includes a free aperitivo! For more … Continue reading Things to Do in Florence 12/8-12/14

Eating your way through Italy – Dessert Edition!

By Kyla Gaibor, FFE, 2018 If you ask people why they would recommend visiting Italy, chances are they have mentioned the great food. From pizza to pasta, gelato to tiramisu, Italy is home to some of the world’s best foods! But if you’re anything like me, you might be just a little more interested in the best desserts! Different regions of Italy boast different specialties, … Continue reading Eating your way through Italy – Dessert Edition!

Top 6 Places in Florence for Insta Pics!

By: Rebecca Batease, BA, 2013 Most of the places on this list are completely free or worth the minimal money spent. Along with being aesthetically pleasing and sure to gain you more Instagram followers, these places can also offer unique experiences in themselves. Any high window with a view of the city (Free/Minimal charge)  Luckily this is not one specific place, but many places around … Continue reading Top 6 Places in Florence for Insta Pics!