Friends of the Uffizi Gallery announces New Lecture Series...ART CONVERSATIONS

Sep 23, 2015 1230

Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 3:00 to 4:00 pm: Michelangelo and Judaism

Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 3:00 to 4:00 pm: Artistic Competition in Renaissance Florence

Sunday, January 1, 2016 | 3:00 to 4:00 pm: The Madonna's of the Uffizi Gallery

In an effort to enhance our educational schedule of events, the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery has collaborated with the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Museum will host a lecture series that we are affectionately referring to as ART CONVERSATIONS by renowned Renaissance scholar Dr. Emily Fenichel an Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Fenichel earned her PhD from the University of Virginia. Currently, she is working on a book about Michelangelo's late period.

Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Members: Free, Non-Members: $12. Seating is limited. RSVP required 561.392.2500 ext. 213 or email

Sunday, September 27
The first lecture: Michelangelo and Judaism
Despite a well-deserved reputation as an artist of deep Roman Catholic faith, many of Michelangelo's most celebrated paintings and sculptures depict prominent figures from the Hebrew Bible. Examining three of the artist's most famous works, the Sistine Ceiling, David, and Moses, this talk analyzes what these images reveal about Renaissance Judaism, as well as Michelangelo's understanding of the Jewish people and their contributions to religion, art, and civic life during the early 16th century.

2016 Florentine Cultural Weekend
October 20 - 24, 2016
Celebrating Friends of the Uffizi Gallery's Tenth Anniversary

Join us and experience Florence as only Friends of the Uffizi Gallery can! Enjoy an inside look into the aristocratic life of Florence, with exclusive venues at the Uffizi Gallery, historical behind-the-scenes tours, private homes and cultural events throughout the weekend.

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Thank you for your commitment to the arts!


Lisa Marie Browne
Executive Director

Friends of the Uffizi Gallery

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