Museum in Florence: New Frontier, the exhibit dedicated to the native inhabitants of America
To celebrate the fifth centennial of the death of Amerigo Vespucci, famous discoverer of American continent, Florence hosts New Frontier, the exhibit dedicated to history and culture of native inhabitants of America. From 3rd July to 9th December 2012 Pitti Palace will host some of the most precious pieces from the Gilcrease Museum of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the most important for the richness of the North-American continent’s manufactures.
The Florentine exhibition will start in the Andito degli Angiolini, with a section dedicated to various phases of the discovery of America and its colonization, with maps and deepening about the settlements of the major tribes, before and after the contamination of the occidental culture. The exhibition finds one of its most suggestive locations with Galleria del Costume, mounted in Meridiana’s room, with its frescoed ceiling by Anton Domenico Gabbiani which celebrates Amerigo Vespucci: this is the main section of the exhibit which will have an anthropologic perspective, with manufactures, commonly-used and ceremonial objects, the well-known plumed headdresses, pottery, weapons, jewelries, and male and female clothing. This section is accompanied by a rich iconographic apparatus consisting of paintings, sculptures and photos made by artists who entered into close contact with Native Americans.
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