Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Renowned Art Collection from Florence, Italy, makes American Debut at The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Offering of the Angels:  Old Master Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery

South Floridians will be the first in the nation to view an extraordinary exhibition - Offering of the Angels: Old Master Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery, November 19, 2011-April 8, 2012, at the Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale Nova Southeastern University. The Uffizi houses one of the world's greatest collections of paintings and tapestries, many of which were originally commissioned by members of the Medici family.

Executive Director of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale Irvin Lippman says, "Offering of the Angels brings to the Museum of Art and to South Florida a wealth of old master paintings and tapestries that are rarely, if ever, seen in this region. We welcome the generosity of the Uffizi Gallery in allowing these treasures to travel here. These works of art reflect, in their fullest expression, the high points of artistic achievement of Western civilization."

More on the show here
Uffizi Gallery 

I'm embarrassed to say I have not been to this show yet.  I have heard great things about it and plan to go before the show closes in early April. GL

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