To celebrate the birthday of Michelangelo's David, the people of Florence, Italy, kicked off a celebration of events that will last for one year. The events celebrating David's 500th birthday will be celebrated with artistic flair. From fireworks to exhibits, from seminars to concerts, the year will host a multitude of events for both citizens of Florence, and tourists alike to view and to participate in.
According to Antonio Paolucci, superintendent of city museums, "We want David's 500th birthday to spark debate, to be controversial, to challenge people about what art is today, not just what it was 500 years ago".
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