Special Events – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news and updates about special events from around the world? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts about art openings, pop ups, and museum events around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for visiting museums, restaurants, and alternative spaces in over 40 cities, put together by local insiders, journalists, and artists, as well as Context staff. From beer gardens to private galas, we provide an intellectually curious take on special events across the globe—or in your home city.

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Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists

Palazzo Strozzi continues its tradition of programming exhibitions that intrigue both visitors and locals alike. Their newest show “Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists,” once again reflects the strong connections between the United States and Italy with a selection of works from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Frederick Childe Hassam, and more.

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