The Uffizi artists visit Venezia, through May 6.

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Because I live a normal life here (i.e., I’m not on vacation), it sometimes takes supreme effort stop doing what pays the rent, and go visit many of the wonderful temporary exhibitions before they slip away. This is one of those, now an Entourage pop-up that will bug me until I manage to stop, drop everything, and head for Palazzo Franchetti. If you’re visiting the city before May, you may want to put it on your to-do list as well.

The works that comprise this Faces of Art exhibition span 500 years, and are all by artists we’re familiar with. There’s a unique theme, though: each work is an autoritratto, or self-portrait. What’s more, although they’re part of the Uffizi permanent collection, you won’t see them on a normal gallery tour. Read all about here:

SELF PORTRAITS. FACES OF ART FROM THE UFFIZI COLLECTION

The Palazzo Franchetti, by the way, is that stunningly-renovated Venetian gothic on the Grand Canal (just off Campo Santo Stefano) that houses the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti.

What a treat this is going to be.

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