Smithsonian Lecture | Washington, DC  

The Iconography of Easter: Visions of Renaissance Masters

Evening Program “Wednesday, April 19, 2017”

6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

Rocky Ruggiero Cultural Programs for the Arts

Founded in 2008, Rocky Ruggiero Cultural Programs in Italy is a company that offers opportunities for educational travel in various cities throughout Italy, focusing on subjects such as art history, the culinary arts, Italian language and studio arts.
In the United States, Cultural Programs offer customized lectures in art and architectural history, cultural events and educational seminars throughout the country.
“The Renaissance in Northern Italy”
Milan, Parma, Mantua and Padua
  • On-site private lectures in the great Northern Italian Renaissance cities
  • Padua: The Scrovegni Chapel and the Basilica of St. Anthony
  • Parma: Camera di San Paolo, Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Duomo and National Painting Gallery
  • Mantua: Palazzo Duccale, Basilica of Sant’Andrea, Palazzo del Te
  • Florence: Uffizi Gallery
  • Milan: Castello Sforzesco, Brera Gallery and Santa Maria delle Grazie
“The Eternal City”
Rome
  • On-site lectures to the greatest sites of Rome: Coliseum, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s
  • Exclusive visit to the Sistine Chapel while it is closed to the public
  • Private visits:
    Pantheon
    Roman Forum
    Piazza Navona
    Villa Farnesina
    Villa Borghese
    Michelangelo’s “Moses”
    Church of San Clemente and to various Caravaggio churches
“Masterpieces of the Renaissance”
Florence
  • On-site lectures to the greatest sites of Florence: Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Cathedral
  • Exclusive visits to the Uffizi Gallery, the Orsanmichele Church and the Cathedral Complex while it is closed to the public
  • Private visits:
    Accademia Gallery
    Medici Chapels
    Piazza Signoria
    Church of Santa Croce
    Bargello Museum and Orsanmichele Church