friends of the uffizi gallery

ExpiredFundraiser for Friends of the Uffizi Gallery

  • Friends of the Uffizi Gallery
    6 January, 2018
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Arturo's Restaurant, Boca Raton FL

Event Details


“TREASURES OF THE UFFIZI” LECTURE AND LUNCHEON
 
The Uffizi Gallery houses the world’s most important collection of medieval and Renaissance Italian paintings, with major works by artists such as Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Lippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Caravaggio. This lecture will examine the evolution of painting during from the early 14th to the mid-17th centuries as reflected in the paintings housed in this great museum.
After the lecture, you will enjoy a traditional 3-course Italian lunch from the famous Arturo’s Restaurant. You will also taste wines chosen to perfectly pair with the meal.

 
Cost: $65/person
Proceeds will go to the non-profit organization Friends of the Uffizi Gallery
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT FRIENDS OF THE UFFIZI GALLERY:
info@friendsoftheuffizigallery.org
(561) 289-4090

Location

Arturo’s Restaurant

Lecturer

Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D. – ART HISTORY PROFESSOR

rocky Rocky Ruggiero is originally from Providence, RI. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he majored in Art History and Pre- Medicine. In 1996 he was awarded a Florence Fellowship by Syracuse University where he continued his art historical studies at a graduate level in Florence, Italy, and later received his Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Exeter, UK. He lived in Florence for the past twenty years teaching for various American universities including Syracuse, Kent. State, Vanderbilt, Boston College, as well as Jay Pritzker Academy Summer Program in Florence.
In 2015, Ruggiero and his family moved to East Greenwich, RI and now divides his time between the US and Italy. In the US, Cultural Programs offer specialised lectures in art and architectural history, cultural events and educational seminars throughout the US.
Ruggiero starred in various TV documentaries concerning the Italian Renaissance including the History Channel series “Engineering an Empire: Da Vinci’s World” episode as an expert witness and “Museum Secrets: The Uffizi Gallery”, as well as the recent NatGeo/NOVA PBS program on the architecture of Brunelleschi “Great Cathedral Mystery”.
Prof. Ruggiero specializes in Early Renaissance Architecture, although he has lectured on subjects ranging from ancient art and architecture through the Italian Baroque.
He also shares his knowledge and love of Florentine art as an academic advisory board member of the non- profit group “Friends of Florence” which has raised funds for the restoration of various works of art throughout the city.