UpcomingSaints and Symbols at the Met 5th Avenue

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Saints and Symbols at the Met 5th Avenue | NYC $100.00 (USD)  

  • Saints and Symbols at the Met 5th Avenue | NYC
    1 November, 2018
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY

Event Details


SAINTS AND SYMBOLS AT THE MET 5TH AVENUE
by Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D.

 
Join us in celebrating the feast day of All Saints – or the Festa d’Ognissanti as it is called in Italian. Celebrated on November 1 since the 8th century CE, in Italy, it is still a truly heartfelt holiday that collectively honors and remembers all of the Christian saints.
Dr. Rocky Ruggiero will explore the sometimes violent, often bizarre, and always fascinating representations of saints and martyrs in the Italian art collection at the Metropolitan Museum of New York. From St. Sebastian’s arrows to St. Lucy’s eyeballs to St. Lawrence’s barbecue grill, Dr. Ruggiero will provide an engaging, informative and entertaining lecture about saint imagery and symbolism.

 
Details:
– Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
– Meeting place: to the right of the information desk (at the Egyptian statue), in the main entrance of The Met 5th Avenue, at 2:50pm
– Cost: $100/person (incl. admission)
– SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE

 
“This is a private program, neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For information about The Met please see: https://www.metmuseum.org.”

Location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Lecturer

Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D. – FOUNDER AND 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.