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A Personal Tour to ‘The Art & Science of Connoisseurship’

April 20, 2017
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April 20, 2017 | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series | 6 PM 

Now on view in the downstairs Sheridan Gallery, The Art & Science of Connoisseurship casts an expert eye at six recent acquisitions for the Muscarelle Museum of Art’s permanent collection. These paintings by an outstanding group of artists — Agnolo Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni, Peter Lely, Peter Paul Rubens and Paul Cèzanne — represent several centuries of achievement, ranging in date from 1529 to 1866. In his illustrated lecture, Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will be our guide through this fascinating show devoted to the pinnacles and pitfalls in the identification of these previously misattributed works of art. Dr. Spike will be filling in for our previously announced speaker, his friend Marco Grassi, renowned art restorer, who will speak at a future date.

A reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

The event will also be broadcast on Facebook Live starting at 6 PM for those joining us at home.

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Botticelli’s Friends and Rivals

March 16, 2017
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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6 PM Lecture at Small Hall, Room 110 | Reception to follow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art

Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will present an illustrated lecture comparing the paintings of Botticelli to his famous Florentine contemporaries, including Leonardo da Vinci and the young Michelangelo.

For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

Small Hall, Room 110 (300 Ukrop Way; behind the Museum)

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VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE

March 13, 2017
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Purchase our bestselling Botticelli and the Search for the Divine exhibition catalogue HERE!  SOLD OUT.  Posters are still available!

The Restless Genius of Botticelli (1445-1510) | Dr. John T. Spike | Third Thursday Lecture Series

February 16, 2017
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February 16, 2017 | 6 PM Lecture at Andrews Hall, Room 101 | Reception to follow at the Muscarelle Museum of Art

In this illustrated lecture, Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Dr. John T. Spike will guide the audience through the historic exhibition, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities on view at the Muscarelle Museum of Art through April 5.

For more information, please contact Liz Jacob at museum@wm.edu or 757-221-2731.

Andrews Hall, Room 101 (605 Jamestown Road; next door to Museum)

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