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 Galler...

Every two years, The Friends of the Uffizi Gallery organize the Florentine Weekend, a weekend of VIP, art-focused activities at the Uffizi Gallery and in nearby locations throughout the City of Florence. This is an exclusive, invitation-only and behind-the-scenes tour of one of the world's most prestigious museums and the surrounding cultural commu...

We are delighted to announce that applications for the new David and Julie Tobey Fellowship are now open. This three-month fellowship supports research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and especially the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and quest...

by Claudia Astarita   The European Commission has recently approved the 2014-2020 Operative National Programme devoted to 14 metropolitan Italian cities. The main goals the intervention pursues are in the field of digital agenda, energetic efficiency, sustainable mobility and social inclusion.   The targeted cities are located in the...

We would like to thank the Amerigo Association for its generous recognition of our journal. On Thursday, December 12th, Aspenia online received the 2013 Amerigo Award, web site section, during a ceremony at the Library of the Hotel L'Orologio in Florence.   This prestigious award, now in its fifth edition, is presented by the Amerigo Associa...

By Mary Gray   A more democratic future lies ahead for what was once the walkway of the Medici Grand Dukes. In a statement released earlier this week, Uffizi director Eike Schmidt announced that he hopes to do away with privileged access to the Vasari Corridor and open it up to the general public. Connecting Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti...

Mentre Hillary Clinton e Donald Trump si fronteggiano per la corsa alla Casa Bianca, c'è qualcuno che cerca di accorciare sempre di più le distanze tra il nostro Paese e quello a stelle e strisce. Come mai? Va detto che gli Stati Uniti rappresentano per l'Italia il primo mercato Extra-UE e il quarto per importanza dopo Francia, Germania e Regno Uni...

In order to conserve and protect I Tatti's remarkable and unique art collection, a new fund has been created: the Art Conservation Fund in Honor of Lino Pertile and Anna Bensted.   The collection is still displayed much as it was a century ago, just as Berenson had wanted, but works need specialist care in order to ensure that they are kept...

by John Bensalhia In some ways online retailing is a godsend. It's quick. It's easy. And in many cases, it's actually cheaper. Factor in the added bonus of not having to contend with the crowds – an obstacle that's particularly obvious at this time of year as the January Sales rush kicks in.   It's always the way: you see something you like...

Italy has a rich history of art in many forms from architecture to painting. Eleven Western Michigan University students were given the opportunity to create their own art in Italy through the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Kalamazoo Book Arts Center director Jeff Abshear was joined by Elise Bobian, Ash...