At first glance, it’s easy to cite Michelangelo as the star of “The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo.” But the exhibition takes viewers through the story of the Italian Renaissance with more than 50 prints and drawings at Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art beginning on Friday, Jan. 24. Michelangelo, the poet of...

If you dream of life in the Italian countryside a la “Under the Tuscan Sun,” here is an opportunity with some unique history. Among the famous landscape and picturesque tranquillity of Tuscany, sits a gorgeous villa which dates back to the 11th century. The masterful stone villa is surrounded by Chianti vineyards and views in every direction of the...

The prominent jugular vein in the neck of Michelangelo's David reveals that the sculptor knew certain details of the circulatory system a century before doctors. On most sculptures and living people, the jugular vein is not normally visible. Yet in the Renaissance master's work — displayed in the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze in Italy — the ve...

It’s hard not to feel sneaky when you view the magnificent new exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo that opens today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After all, Il Divino, the “divine one,’’ didn’t want you to see what the museum is serving up. He destroyed as many of his drawings as possible so as to avoid having contemporaries, not to mention po...

Tickets for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition on the drawings of Michelangelo may be purchased by nonmembers starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, the museum said Tuesday. Free ticket reservations have already been available to members, the museum said Tuesday. “Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" will run from Sunday, Sept. 22, t...

Imagine staring at The Creation of Adam for as long as you want, without craning your neck upwards — and maybe even sitting on a bench in front of it. As one of the most well-known frescoes, it’s been reproduced and mimicked countless times, but due to its location on a ceiling, few onlookers have truly studied it. The same goes for the many other...

A sketch which is believed to be the earliest-known drawing by Michelangelo has been discovered - revealing that, even from a young age, he could make his art look like child's play.  The Seated Man has been identified by Sir Timothy Clifford, a leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance, as 'the earliest drawing efforts of a youth who would one da...

From April 13th, 2019 to January 11th, 2020. Cathedral Cultural Center (2nd floor) on the Christ Cathedral Campus, 13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, Ca 92840. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday: 10am-5pm. Saturday – Sunday: 10am-5pm. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest...

As part of the 2nd edition of Fare Cinema - The Week of Italian Cinema in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco presents Endless Michelangelo (Michelangelo Infinito), a film by Sky Arte directed by Emanuele Imbucci, with Ivano Marescotti and Enrico Lo Verso. The film is in Italian, with English subtitles. Duration: 100 min., 20...

It is often reported that kids today no longer go out to the streets to play with their friends and to engage in discovering novel adventures, as it was usual a few generations ago. No, today they sit down in front of a television for hours, living a virtual life made of the games and discoveries of tv shows’ characters, leaving aside the real-life...