SOURCE: Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale

November 14, 2011 12:21 ET

Renowned Art Collection From Florence, Italy, Makes American Debut at Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University

"Offering of the Angels: Old Master Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery" Features Art From Renaissance and Baroque Periods

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - "Offering of the Angels: Old Master Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery" makes its American debut at the Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University November 19, 2011 through April 8, 2012. The historic exhibition comes to the United States through the efforts of the Amici degli Uffizi, established in 1993 by concerned Florentines following a terrorist bombing which damaged the Gallery and some of its artworks. Among the exhibition's restored paintings is Madonna and Child (ca. 1466-67) by Sandro Botticelli.

The oldest masterpiece in the exhibition is by Lorenzo Monaco circa 1395-1400. Other artists featured are Parmigianino, Alessandro Allori and Luca Giordano. The works portray scenes from the Old Testament, as well as events from Christ's life, tying together a theme of forgiveness.

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

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world which houses one of the great collections of art -- many of which were originally owned or commissioned by the Medici family.

The exhibition travels to the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (April 20, 2012 - August 10, 2012), the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin (August 18, 2012 - November 25, 2012), and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia (December 7, 2012 - March 31, 2013).

For tickets, contact: moagroupsales@moafl.org.

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