Laura C. Johnson

An American art historian, Laura C. Johnson has lived in Florence for 15 years. She is credited with the idea for the New Frontier exhibit at the Palazzo Pitti until December 9, 2012, organized as part of the 2012 Un Anno d?Arte ( initiative and one that commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Amerigo Vespucci. To reach her, send an email to

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A tavola!

It is said that since the time of the Etruscans in the 8th century BCE, the bistecca fiorentina has been served blood-red rare with olive oil and copious amounts of black pepper. And, if Marco Polo's mid-thirteenth-century travel tales are to be believed, 4,500 kilos (


A New World perspective

The celebrations of Vespucci Year continue with the opening of the exhibit at Palazzo Pitti, New Frontier: History and Culture of the Native Americans from the Collections of The Gilcrease Museum of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Co-organizer Laura Johnson reflects on the title and gives TF a personal glimpse behind the