National Gallery of Art Special Exhibit
Join Dr. Kay Arthur, professor emerita in Art History at JMU and specialist in Italian Renaissance Art, for a guided tour of a special National Gallery of Art exhibit titled Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence.
Details of this exhibit courtesy of the National Gallery of Art website follow:
Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence is the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States on Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435-1488), the innovative artist, painter, sculptor, and teacher whose pupils included Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Perugino, and likely Sandro Botticelli as well.
The exhibition examines the wealth and breadth of Verrocchio's extraordinary artistry by bringing together some 50 of his masterpieces in painting, sculpture, and drawing that allow viewers to appreciate how his work in each art form stimulated creativity in the others.
Groundbreaking technical research explores Verrocchio's materials and techniques, offering revelations about his artistic choices. Several carefully argued new attributions in different media are proposed in the exhibition. The National Gallery of Art is the sole American venue for the exhibition. A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the landmark exhibition.
For detailed information about the exhibit, visit: https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2019/andrea-del-verrocchio-renaissance-florence.html.
Price per person: $30 per person; $2 suggested tip to the bus driver.
Bring your own lunch or purchase separately onsite.
This trip requires moderate walking up to one mile and prolonged standing.
Limited to 35 participants. Register by October 16.
There are no scheduled sessions at this time. Sign up to be notified when this course is available.