Botticelli Exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum

Repeats Daily.
February 11 - April 5, 2017
Venue: 
Muscarelle Museum of Art
603 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States

Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfire of the Vanities

The restless genius of Sandro Botticelli (Florence, 1445-1510) is explored in depth in the most important Botticelli exhibition ever seen in the United States, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine; a major international loan exhibition organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Va., in partnership with Italy's Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi. Every phase of the artist's tumultuous career is represented in this selection, as well as nine works by his master Filippo Lippi, the only pupil of Masaccio. Botticelli was guided to success by the Medici dynasty, the patrons for sacred altarpieces and sensuous paintings of classical mythology, including several in this unprecedented exhibition. After the fall of the Medici, many of his paintings were lost in the bonfires of the vanities.This exhibition is curated by Dr. John T. Spike.

Tickets are $15 & scheduled by day not time.