EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR BUNDLE
“Thursdays in March”

Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero and special guests Dr. Meghan Callahan, Matteo Boglione, and Dr. Fabrizio Nevola

Dates & Times:
March 4, March 18 & March 25: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
March 11: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

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EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR BUNDLE | “Thursdays in March”

  1. Thursday, March 4, 2021 | “Challenging Traditions: Women Artists in the Italian Renaissance & Baroque” with Dr. Meghan Callahan | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  2. Thursday, March 11, 2021 | “Reinventing Risotto” with Executive Chef Matteo Boglione | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  3. Thursday, March 18, 2021 | “Hidden Florence” with Dr. Fabrizio Nevola | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  4. Thursday, March 25, 2021 | “A Renaissance Easter” with Dr. Rocky Ruggiero | 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 March 31, 2021.

Webinar 1

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Challenging Traditions: Women Artists in the Italian Renaissance & Baroque”
Presented by Dr. Meghan Callahan
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

In 1649, the painter Artemisia Gentileschi told her Sicilian patron Don Antonio Ruffo: “I will show your Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do.” Renaissance women’s work as artists and patrons has been overshadowed by more famous men such as Michelangelo and the Medici. In this talk we’ll examine Artemisia’s work and life, and her predecessors Sister Plautilla Nelli; a nun who painted despite being confined to a convent, and Properzia de’ Rossi; a sculptor who was the only woman artist Giorgio Vasari gave a full biography to in his The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects. We’ll learn about how they and other female artists broke the rules of what society expected from them and showed men what women could do.

Dr Meghan Callahan has lived and worked in London since 2006. Like Rocky, she earned her Master’s degree in Art History from Syracuse University as a Florence Fellow. She has a Ph.D in Art History from Rutgers University. Meghan is the Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning at Syracuse University London, where she has taught art history and history classes on Italian Art in London and the UK; Women and Art: London and UK; and Underground London.

She worked on the reinstallation of the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and then then with the sculpture dealer Patricia Wengraf. Meghan has published various articles and essays on the architectural patronage of the sixteenth century mystic nun Sister Domenica da Paradiso, miraculous paintings in Renaissance Florence, and Italian Renaissance and Baroque sculpture.

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

Webinar 2

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Reinventing Risotto”
Presented by Executive Chef Matteo Boglione
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

Join Chef Matteo in this live cooking class directly from his cucina (kitchen) in Florence, Italy. In this exclusive webinar, Chef Matteo will revisit and reinvent a staple dish of Italian cuisine – as only he can do – with two of his signature recipes – Risotto alla pescatora (seafood risotto) and a vegetarian Risotto alle verdure (vegetable risotto). Recipes will be provided in advance of live cooking class event.

World-renowned chef Matteo Boglione was born in Italy. In 2010, he opened the critically acclaimed restaurant in New York City called “Il Matto.” In 2013, Matteo became the Executive Chef at Le Cirque in New York City, and then later at Le Cirque Signature in Mumbai and Bangalore. He later returned to his hometown of Florence, Italy, where he most recently began a collaboration with the celebrity poet-butcher Dario Cecchini.

For more on Matteo Boglione, please click here.

The webinar will include a 90-minute cooking demonstration followed by Q&A.

Webinar 3

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “Hidden Florence”
Presented by Dr. Fabrizio Nevola
with Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

In this exclusive webinar, Dr. Fabrizio Nevola presents a number of illustrated vignettes of street life in the Renaissance city that inform his award-winning Hidden Florence app’s many stories – from pub brawls to football games, charitable gift-giving to elite patronage. In so doing he shows how material traces of the past still visible – but often overlooked – in the present day city fabric, offer clues to how people lived in the past in this remarkable city. Dr. Fabrizio is author of Street Life in Renaissance Italy (Yale University Press, 2020), and this work underpins the content of the app.

Prof. Fabrizio Nevola is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. He specializes on the urban and architectural history of Early Modern cities, with a particular focus on public space and the Italian peninsula. Recent work has involved significant elements of digital humanities approaches, also applied to public engagement: try out the Apps, Hidden Florence and Hidden Florence 3D (App Store and Google Play). He is the author of the prize-winning Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City (Yale University Press, 2007) and Street Life in Renaissance Italy (Yale University Press, 2020).

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

Webinar 4

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR | “A Renaissance Easter”
Presented by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero

This lecture will retell the great Christian tale of the Passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the creative genius of great Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo, Giotto, Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci and Tintoretto and their moving visual interpretations of the stories that define the Easter mystery.

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