EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR BUNDLE
“Thursdays in January”

Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero and special guests Ross King, Maurizio Seracini, and Matteo Boglione

Dates & Times:
January 7, January 14, January 21: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
January 28: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

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EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR BUNDLE | “Thursdays in January”

  1. Thursday, January 7, 2021 | “The Building of Santo Spirito” with Dr. Rocky Ruggiero | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  2. Thursday, January 14, 2021 | “Petrarch’s Grandchildren: Humanists in the Golden Age of Florence” with special guest Ross King | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  3. Thursday, January 21, 2021 | “The Search for the Lost Leonardo Part II” with special guest Maurizio Seracini | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  4. Thursday, January 28, 2021 | “Lasagna alla Bolognese – the Right Way!” with Executive Chef Matteo Boglione | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Each webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
The cooking webinar will include a 90-minute cooking demonstration including Q&A.

Please note:

  • Your participation for all four exclusive webinars is confirmed once you have purchased your bundle. You will receive a reminder 24 hours before each event and the Zoom link to join each presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
  • Space is limited for these lectures; only the first 1,000 people to click the “BOOK NOW” link will be able to tune in.
  • VIDEO RECORDINGS of the webinars will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience until February 4, 2021.

Webinar 1

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “The Building of Santo Spirito”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Brunelleschi’s basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence, Italy, is one of the defining architectural works of the Renaissance. The building of this great church was a perfect historical storm – a celebrity architect, who was bordering on apotheosis as he neared the completion of the dome of Florence cathedral; a district of well-known, wealthy and competitive patrons hoping to assert themselves and their families through chapel patronage within the church; an uncertain architectural inheritance left by Brunelleschi upon his death; strong-minded and hard-willed successors of the architect at the worksite; and citywide factionalism championing and repudiating Brunelleschi’s alleged design intentions for the church. In this exclusive webinar, Dr. Rocky will untangle this web of artistic and historical factors that contributed to shaping Santo Spirito based on the findings of his recent book Brunelleschi’s Basilica: The Building of Santo Spirito in Florence.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 2

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Petrarch’s Grandchildren: Humanists in the Golden Age of Florence”
Presented by Ross King
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

The Florentine Renaissance conjures images of beautiful frescoes and altarpieces, of snow-white marble statues in sinewy poses and the soaring dome of Santa Maria del Fiore—the handiwork of the city’s brilliant artists and architects. But equally if not more important for the centuries to follow were Florence’s humanists: a group of writers, philosophers, manuscript hunters, teachers, scribes, librarians, notaries, priests and booksellers. These bookworms blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, in the face of historical crises and political turbulence, tried to forge a new world of patriotic public service, friendship, loyalty, wisdom, justice and refined pleasure.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 3

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “The Search for the Lost Leonardo Part II”
Presented by Maurizio Seracini
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

After demonstrating incontrovertible evidence of the presence of both paint and binding material behind Vasari’s wall in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy in his last presentation, Maurizio Seracini, is back to discuss where we go from here in the search for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost Battle of Anghiari painting. While he showed us never-seen-before endoscopy pictures and chemical analyses last time, in his upcoming exclusive webinar, Maurizio will introduce us to new technologies and non-invasive solutions, many of which have never been used before to study art, which may prove invaluable in finding Leonardo’s lost mural. This will include the effort to create a false color image of what may lay on the original wall of the Sala Grande, hidden behind Vasari’s later remodeling, and what might just be Leonardo’s greatest painting.

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.

Webinar 4

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Lasagna alla Bolognese – the Right Way!”
Presented by Executive Chef Matteo Boglione
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Perhaps more than any other Italian recipe, lasagna has been transformed and manipulated into a dish where the only Italian thing left is its name! Executive Chef Matteo Boglione is back to teach you how to make one of Italy’s most classic dishes the way it is actually made in Italy! This live cooking class directly from Florence, Italy, will effectively teach you how to prepare three recipes – delicious Italian lasagna, Chef Matteo’s signature ragù, and classic béchamel sauce. Buon appetito!

The webinar will include a 45-minute lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.