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Member Tour - Move Over Botticelli! Themes of Romance for an Italian Palace


Wednesday, October 15, 2014


01:00 PM–02:00 PM

For members and their guests. No registration necessary.

We invite members to join Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, for an exclusive tour. Together you will explore a recently installed 15th-century Italian painting, one of three large panels depicting the romance of Helen, queen of the Greek city state of Sparta, and Paris, a Trojan prince. Like Botticelli's similarly sized Birth of Venus, these paintings functioned as palace decorations. This tour will also give you the opportunity to hear about the findings of a scholars' symposium on the subject occurring earlier in the week. 

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