Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice | June 27, 2019 | 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM | National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Robusti (known as "Tintoretto"), one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance. The National Gallery of Art, in cooperation with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Gallerie dell'Accademia, has assembled some of the Venetian master's greatest paintings for the first retrospective of the artist's works in North America. Featuring nearly 50 paintings, many of which have never left Venice where Tintoretto lived and worked for 75 years, the exhibition presents works spanning the artist's entire career, from expansive religious and mythological scenes to august portraits of Venetian aristocracy that inspired later artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt.
We hope you will join us for the Muscarelle Members' Trip celebrating Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice. A per person charge of $95.00 includes transportation to the National Gallery of Art, driver's gratuity, on board refreshments, a DVD presentation (Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice) en route to Washington, D.C., as well as an exclusive tour by a specialist in Venetian art.
All reservations are for Museum Members and W&M Faculty Only and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a cap of 30 spots, so please reserve your space early and encourage your friends to become Members and join you!
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Image Citation: JACOPO TINTORETTO | The Creation of the Animals, 1550/ by 1553 | Oil on canvas | Gallerie Dell'Accademia, Venice
Favorable review published in the Wall Street Journal highlighting the first-ever international loan exhibition of Botticelli’s works in the U.S. (curated and organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art).
"A Venus painting by Italian master Sandro Botticelli will go on view in the United States for the first time as part of a touring exhibition featuring sixteen paintings from throughout his oeuvre." Read the full article on artnet here.
The drawings were shipped with armed guards, the travel schedule kept secret, in frames equipped with their own precise micro-climates and sensors linked to computers in Italy. Once at their destination – a small museum on a Virginia college campus – more than a thousand students lined up on a cold night for their chance to spend time, up close, with Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings.
After its extremely successful exhibition “Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings From the Casa Buonarroti” last year, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., is turning its attention to another Renaissance giant.
Michelangelo was a notorious miser. He drew on every scrap he found around his studio, only on rare occasions beginning a drawing on a fresh sheet (typically when the sheet was intended for a patron’s eyes).
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