The Fiorino d’Oro ceremony, Palazzo Vecchio

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Are you new to AWA and wondering ”where we have been” in the past decade? We’ve had ”tea” with film director Franco Zeffirelli. We’ve painted Santa Croce ”Pink”. We’ve “broken” into the Accademia Gallery. Get to know more about some of the exciting projects AWA has generated or supported in its efforts to share ”invisible works” by women with Florence and the world. We’ve selected one per year!

AWA encounters ‘Art Angel’

An unexpected gesture of generosity sends Nelli over the top. One of our best moments in 2017.

“Becoming a Florentine”

AWA’s founder Jane Fortune receives Florence’s highest honor.
 

Fortune and Palin share Quest

What was it like meeting actor Michael Palin and “Artemisia”?
 

 

“A Tea” with Franco Zeffirelli

How does AWA’s mission fit that of Italy’s top movie “maestro”?
 

The Emmy is Ours

AWA wins a coveted Emmy Award for its documentary “Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence”.

Think Pink

Have you ever heard of painting the town pink?
 

 

“Breaking into” the Accademia Gallery

Duclos donned her hoop skirts and climbed the scaffolding!
 

“Outstanding Restorer” honored
 

The Nelli Awards are AWA’s version of the Oscars.
 

There are “more” in storage
 

The attics and cellars of Florence’s most oft-visited museums continue to be a trove of little-known treasures.

 

See the Invisible!

The Uffizi Library Presents Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence.
 

David and Bathsheba Begins

Conservators face a quandary with Artemisia Gentileschi’s David and Bathsheba.

The Artist who opened the way

How can a sixteenth-century nun directly influence the life of hundreds of modern-day women?