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The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

Sat 2 Sep 2017 — Sun 21 Jan 2018

The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

Sat 2 Sep 2017 — Sun 21 Jan 2018

From the private collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, comes this fascinating exhibition featuring Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio and Pontormo.

The exhibition provides a window on the family’s continuing passion for collecting art, their support of artists, and their ongoing loyalty to the city of Florence, which has prevailed through the devastation of WWll and the inescapable forces of nature during the flood of Florence in 1966.

Portraits, landscape, mythological and religious paintings, as well as sculpture, works on paper, furniture, costumes, embroidery, games, kitchen equipment and a lavish dining room set for six, will portray the life of this family at the Palazzo Corsini and their patronage of the arts.

It will be the first time this collection of artworks has toured outside Italy.

Listen to the audio tour >

Download the family trail >

📷 Sandro Botticelli and Workshop, Madonna and Child with Six Angels c1500 (detail), tempera and oil on board. Galleria Corsini, Florence

Tickets

Admission – includes daily pop-up talks at 1pm and family trail

Adults $19
Members FREE – Become a Member

Concession $15
(Community Services Card holders, Seniors, Students with ID)
Family Pass $60
(Two adults and two concessions)
Children 12 and under FREE
(must be accompanied by an adult)

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How to book

In advance

Tickets can be purchased online through Eventfinda

On the day

You can also buy tickets on any day of the exhibition (Saturday 2 September 2017 – Sunday 21 January 2018) from the Gallery's information desk.

 

Adult groups

Booked guided tours for adult groups of six or more $20
(per person; max. 15 people per group; must be booked two weeks in advance)

 

Partner offers

Rialto Cinemas Cine Buzz members $15

 

More information

Auckland Art Gallery Members go FREE. Present your membership card at the ground level information desk on the day of your visit and you will be issued with a ticket to the exhibition. Members with guest passes may also bring their guests for FREE.

Prices include GST. Booking and delivery fees, where charged, are additional to the admission price.

Events

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I Am Love (io Sono l’Amore) 2009
I Am Love (io Sono l’Amore) 2009

1pm

Free

A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan starring Tilda Swinton. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to forces of passion and unconditional love.

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Don Bassett: Florence
Don Bassett: Florence

1pm

Free

Former Senior Lecturer, Art History at University of Auckland, Dr Don Bassett looks at some of the key architectural designs in Florence – medieval, early and High Renaissance – and places them into context with the artistic styles.

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Renaissance
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Renaissance

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Baroque
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Baroque

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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Natalie Bell: Renaissance portraits of women
Natalie Bell: Renaissance portraits of women

1pm

Join Dr Natalie Bell for an illustrated overview that includes key portraits from the Renaissance, as well comparative material from The Corsini Collection and gain a fascinating insight into the role of women during this period.

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on Food and The Italian Kitchen
Art bite: Mary Kisler on Food and The Italian Kitchen

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on The Florence Flood of 1966
Art bite: Mary Kisler on The Florence Flood of 1966

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

Visit

Parking

We recommend parking at Auckland Transport's Victoria Street car park, located just a few minutes' walk from the Gallery. Visitors also receive one hour's free parking when visiting on weekends and after 6pm – simply validate your parking ticket at our information desk before you leave. 

A mobility parking bay is located on Kitchener Street and disabled parking is also available at the location mentioned above.
 

Groups

Adult groups

Booked guided tours for adult groups of six or more $20
(per person; max. 15 people per group; must be booked two weeks in advance. Member and concession discounts do not apply)

Self Guided
Standard admission pricing applies. Booking is strongly recommended and booked groups will be prioritised. Large groups will be admitted into the exhibition in smaller groups.

To make a booking, email us.


Early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education group bookings

For all education groups planning a visit to The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence:

Early childhood group students FREE
Primary school group students FREE
Secondary school group students $10
Tertiary and ESOL group students $10 
Accompanying Teacher/Adult $10

Teacher/Adult-to-student ratios apply: 

Years 1–4 / Ages 5–9 1 : 6
Years 5–7 / Ages 10–11 1 : 7
Years 7–10 / Ages 12–15 1 : 10
Years 11–13 / Ages 16–18 1 : 30

Teachers/Adults above the required ratio pay the standard admission rates.

The Gallery reserves the right to add extra staff to supervise large groups and charges may apply – please book in advance to confirm.

To make a booking, email us.

Extras

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Audio tour

Narrated by co-curator of The Corsini Collection, Mary Kisler, this 15-part audio tour can be enjoyed before, during or after your visit to the exhibition. Listen to the entire playlist on SoundCloud and access individual episodes below:

1. Introduction
2. The Corsini Family
3.  Corsini Coat of Arms
4. Guercino
5. Bust of Pope Clement XII
6. Hyacinthe Rigaud
7. Into Renaissance
8. Botticelli And Workshop

9. The Execution Of Savonarola
10. Baroque room
11. Caravaggio
12. Prometheus and the Eagle
13. Family portraits 18th–19th Century
14. Dining Room
15. Pietro Annigoni 

FAQs

When can I see The Corsini Collection?

The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence is on show at Auckland Art Gallery from Saturday 2 September 2017 – Sunday 21 January 2018. The exhibition is open during normal Gallery hours, 10am–5pm.

Who has curated the exhibition?

The exhibition has been curated by Dr Ludovica Sebregondi with Auckland Art Gallery's Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art.

Where is The Corsini Collection located?

The Corsini Collection is located on Level 1. Download a map of the Gallery. 

Whose artworks are on display?

Annigoni, Pietro
Allori, Alessandro 
Bartolomeo, Fra
Benvenuti, Pietro 
Sandro Botticelli and Workshop
Caravaggio
Carta, Natale 
Cerrini, Giovanni Domenico
Codazzi, Niccolò
Corsini, Luisa Scotto
da Pontormo, Jacopo
Dandini, Cesare
Dandini, Vincenzo
del Ghirlandaio, Ridolfo 
del Sarto, Andrea
del Mazziere, Antonio di Donnino 
Dolci, Carlo 
Domenichino
Fidani, Orazio

 

Florentine Painter after Francesco Rosselli
Foschi, Pier Francesco 
Gabbiani, Anton Domenico 
Giordano, Luca
Guarnieri, Luciano
Guercino
Hamerani, Ottone
il Montagna
Ligozzi, Jacopo
Martinelli, Giovanni
Queirolo, Francesco Maria 
Raphael
Rigaud, Hyacinthe 
Rosselli, Matteo 
Santi, Giovanni
Sodini, Dante 
Suttermans, Justus 
Tassi, Agostino 
Tintoretto
van Dyck, Anthony
Zocchi, Giuseppe 

How do I buy tickets?

In advance

Tickets can be purchased online through Eventfinda. 

BUY TICKETS

On the day

You can also buy tickets on any day of the exhibition from the Gallery's information desk.

How much do tickets cost?

Admission – includes access to daily pop-up talks at 1pm

Adult $19
Members FREE – Become a Member
Earlybird tickets  $15

(Available until 2 September or when sold out)
Concession $15
(Community Services Card holders, Seniors, Students with ID)
Family Pass $60
(Two adults and two concessions)
Children 12 and under FREE
(must be accompanied by an adult)


Adult groups

Booked guided tours for adult groups of six or more $20
(per person; max. 15 people per group; must be booked two weeks in advance)



Partner offers

Rialto Cinemas Cine Buzz members $15
Delegates at Auckland Conventions’ venues $15

Prices include GST. Booking and delivery fees, where charged, are additional to the admission price.

Auckland Art Gallery Members go FREE. Present your membership card at the information desk on the day of your visit and you will be issued with a ticket to the exhibition. Members with guest passes may also bring their guests for FREE.

Are there discounts for children?

Children aged 12 and under are FREE. Please note that children aged under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I become a Member and see the exhibition for free?

Gallery Members receive free unlimited entry to The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence and all ticketed exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery.

BECOME A MEMBER

Do groups – including education groups – need to make a booking?

Yes. Bookings for groups of six or more people should be made in advance by emailing education@aucklandartgallery.com with the details of your group, group size and preferred date(s) and time(s) of visit. Booked groups will be prioritised.

What are the terms and conditions for ticket sales?

For online tickets, Eventfinda's standard terms and conditions apply.

Can I enter more than once with my ticket?

Tickets provide you with exhibition admission on a single day only, but you may visit the exhibition more than once during that day.

Auckland Art Gallery Members and their Guests receive FREE unlimited entry to The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence.

BECOME A MEMBER

Why is there a charge for this exhibition?

Your ticket price contributes to the costs involved in bringing an international exhibition of this scale and calibre to New Zealand.

How much time should I allow to view the exhibition?

We recommend allowing at least 60 minutes to view The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. Last entry will be at 4pm daily.

Is there a programme of events associated with The Corsini Collection?

Yes, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence is accompanied by a special visitor programme. See What’s on for more details. You can also subscribe to our fortnightly enewsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming events straight to your email inbox – sign up at the bottom of any page on our website.

Is there a catalogue?

The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence is available for purchase online and in our Gallery store on the ground level for $35. The 148-page book includes three essays that introduce readers to the Corsini dynasty, to Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, and to the conservation work involved in caring for the family's collection. Over 60 full-colour Illustrations of artworks by masters including Caravaggio and Raphael are accompanied by beautifully written texts that offer insights into the worlds of the artists and the people and scenes depicted. 

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Can I join a tour of the exhibition?

Free 20 minute talks on artworks and themes in The Corsini Collection will be offered daily at 1pm as part of our programme of special exhibition events.

If you are an adult group of six or more, you may also book a longer, guided tour of the exhibition. Tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance of your visit by emailing us with the details of your group, group size and preferred date(s) and time(s) of visit. Tours will last one hour, cost $20 per person and include your admission into the exhibition. Concession pricing and Member discounts do not apply. Payment can be made at the Gallery's front desk on the day of your visit.

 

Can I take photographs in the exhibition?

Yes, you are welcome to take photographs for personal use, but please do not use the flash. View the Gallery's full photography policy. Share your photos on social media with #corsinicollection.

Is The Corsini Collection suitable for families and children?

Yes, families and children of all ages are very welcome to visit the exhibition. Children aged 12 and under go FREE and all children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition to our normal exhibition wall labels, we're producing child-friendly versions especially for our younger visitors. Look out for these as you walk through the exhibition. Pick up our Kid's Trail too on arrival at our information desk before you head into the exhibition. 

Please note we don't allow food or drink in the exhibition and ask that you don't touch the artworks. 

After viewing the exhibition, extend your visit with a trip to Todd Foundation Learning Centre exhibition Once Upon a Time in Art or join a Family drop-in on Saturdays from 1–3pm.

Where can I park?

We recommend Auckland Transport's Victoria Street carpark which is located a few hundred metres along the road from the Gallery.

Visitors receive one hour's free parking when visiting on weekends – simply validate your parking ticket at our information desk before you leave.

Can I see the exhibition anywhere else?

This is your only chance to see The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence in New Zealand. After Auckland, the exhibition travels to the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.  

The exhibition is organised by the Galleria Corsini, Florence; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and MondoMostre, Rome.

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