Hall Center For The Humanities


Exhibition: Giorgio Vasari & Court Culture in Late Renaissance Italy
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Thu., Oct. 25, 2012, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Spencer Museum of Art

The focus of this exhibition is the Spencer's small, but important, Giorgio Vasari painting on panel depicting Christ Carrying the Cross (circa 1554-64).  The exhibit will bring together painted and printed images that inspired the Spencer panel while also exploring Vasari's relationship with Michelangelo.  There will be objects and images from the Spencer Museum as well as the Spencer Research Library, including a copy of the first edition of Vasari's Lives and loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art among other museums.  It will be an exciting exhibit, underscoring the significance of a local treasure for the first time since it entered our collection in 1953.

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