An exhibit about angels from one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world has traveled to the U.S. for the first time. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy loaned its Renaissance and Baroque religious collection to the U.S. for exhibition at four museums: the Museum of Art: Fort Lauderdale, James A. Michener Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art and the Telfair Museum.
Forty-four tapestries and paintings from famous artists Sandro Botticelli, Il Parmigianino, Lorenzo Monaco and others all revolve around the theme of angels and forgiveness. Scenes from the Bible are depicted in many of the works, including the creation of Adam, the birth of Jesus and the resurrection of Jesus.
Among the most celebrated paintings is the “Madonna and Child” by Sandro Botticelli, “Saint John and Mary Magdalene” by Lorenzo Monaco and “Madonna with Child and Saint Catherine” by Titian.
“’Offerings of the Angels’ brings to the Michener Art Museum and Southeastern Pennsylvania a wealth of tapestries and old master paintings that are rarely, if ever, seen in this region,” said Bruce Katsiff, director and CEO of the Michener Art Museum. “The paintings and tapestries, and the themes of faith and redemption, are also a springboard for dialogue in our communities about faith and redeption today, and how it is treated in various faiths.”
“Offering of the Angels” Touring Schedule:
Museum of Art
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
November 20, 2011 – April 8, 2012
James A. Michener Art Museum
April 21, 2012 – August 11, 2012
Chazen Museum of Art
August 18, 2012 – November 12, 2012
December 15, 2012 – April 1, 2013
For more information, read the James A. Michener press release.