Saturday, April 14, 2012
Major works of Renaissance and Baroque art from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa.
Alessandro Di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli, Madonna with Child ("Madonna della loggia") (detail), ca. 1466-1467, oil on panel. 72 x 50 cm. Collection of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Luca Signorelli (and his workshop) (Cortona 1450 circa-1523), Detail, The Last Supper, The Prayer in the Garden, Flagellation, 1510 ca., Oil on panel, cm 32.5 x 204.5.
Dignitaries from leading cultural institutions of the region spoke at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia today, announcing the arrival of major works of Renaissance and Baroque art from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa.
This is the first American tour of an exhibit drawn entirely from the Uffizi collection. Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery will feature works from Botticelli, Titian, Tintoretto and others at the Michener April 21 through August 10, 2012.
“This is the first time the Michener is hosting an international touring exhibit,” said Katsiff. “There are 1.6 million visitors annually to the Uffizi. This is the biggest exhibition to come to Bucks County.”
Admission to Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery, April 21 through August 10, 2012, is included with general museum admission. Timed tickets can be purchased through www.MichenerArtMuseum.org or over the phone at 1-800-595-4849.