Chazen Museum of Art


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

August 24 to November 25 | Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries

August 24 through November 25, 2012

This exhibition of 45 rarely seen paintings and tapestries from the renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, includes works by Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters such as Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Titian. The exhibition highlights the theme of the Eucharist in art from the Creation of Adam and Eve to the Resurrection.

Originally curated in 2007 by Antonio Natali, Director of the Uffizi Gallery, Offering of the Angels draws from recently restored collections. The U.S. tour, organized by Contemporanea Progetti, Florence, Italy, was made possible by four museums: Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Michener Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art—the only Midwest venue—and the Telfair Museum of Art.

Related Events

Thurs., Aug. 23  Preview reception

Thurs., Aug. 30  Thursday Screenings about Art: Italian Painting before 1400

Sun., Aug. 26 – Tapestry weaving demonstration

Thurs., Sept. 6  Gallery Talk by Chazen curator Maria Saffiotti Dale

Thurs., Sept. 13 – Lecture by Chazen curator Maria Saffiotti Dale

Sun., Sept. 16 – Tapestry weaving demonstration

Thurs., Sept. 20  Gallery Talk by Chazen curator Maria Saffiotti Dale

Sun., Sept. 30 – Tapestry weaving demonstration

Thurs., Oct. 4 – Panel discussion, “Bread: Symbol and Sustenance”

Thurs., Oct. 11  Gallery Talk by Chazen curator Maria Saffiotti Dale

Sun., Oct. 14 – Tapestry weaving demonstration

Thurs., Oct. 25 – Gallery Talk by Chazen curator Maria Saffiotti Dale

Sun., Oct. 28 – Tapestry weaving demonstration

Thurs., Nov. 1 – Lecture by professor Gail L. Geiger, UW–Madison Art History Department

 Thurs., Nov. 1 – Bridge Poetry Series

Thurs., Nov. 8 – Lecture by Claire Barry, Director of Conservation, Kimbell Art Museum

Sun., Nov. 11 – Tapestry weaving demonstration

Drop-in docent tours – Sundays, 9/9–11/25. See calendar for details.

Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Italian Masterworks. Sundays, 9/9–11/25. See calendar for details.

Image: Luca Giordano (1634–1705), The Ascent to Calvary, 1685–1686, oil on canvas, 126 x 175 cm. Uffizi Gallery, San Marco and Cenacoli inv. no. 113, On the stone in the foreground: Jordanus F. 

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