DAVID 140 (1882-2022)
is a program of events to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David in the Tribune of the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze. Beginning on Monday 9 May, musicians, art historians, intellectuals, Italian and international personages will gather under the skylight of the Tribune with their personal tribute celebrating an iconic work known throughout the world. Patti Smith, Cristina Acidini, Aldo Cazzullo, Cappella de la Torre, Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Violaine Cochard, Felipe Pereda and the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino are the guests for the first part of DAVID 140 which will continue after the summer throughout 2022. Save the date!


  • 9 maggio, a concert by “Cappella de la Torre”
  • 16 maggio, Théotime Langlois de Swarte (violin), Violaine Cochard (harpsichord)
  • 23 maggio, Cristina Acidini: Ties and Train Tracks. The Transport of the David to the Accademia Gallery in 1873.
  • 30 maggio, a concert by Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
  • 6 giugno, Felipe Pereda: Torrigiano. The Man Who Broke Michelangelo’s Nose
  • 13 giugno, Aldo Cazzullo: Florence, the Moral Homeland of the Italians
  • 27 giugno, Patti Smith, a special musical reading

Hours and how to participate: all events will be held on Mondays at 19.00. Admission is free, subject to availability, last admission at 18.30.



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