The highlight of the gallery is the original statue of David by Michelangelo, but you will also be able to see other works by the artist, including his four unfinished Prisoners, which had been intended to decorate the tomb of Pope Julius II, and an unfinished statue of St Matthew. There’s also a version of the Pietà, but it’s unclear whether this can truly be attributed to Michelangelo.
Florentine ArtOther halls in the gallery contain paintings by Florentine artists active from the 13th to the 16th centuries, including works by Botticelli and Ghirlandaio, and an exhibition of Florentine Gothic art.
Gipsoteca BartoliniThe Gipsoteca Bartolini contains plaster casts that were collected so that students of the Academy could study the great masters without having to travel to see the originals.
Museum of Musical InstrumentsThe Museum of Musical Instruments inside the gallery is also well worth a visit, as you’ll be able to see some of the earliest pianos ever built and the only well-conserved viola made by Anton Stradivari