Mia’s special exhibition, Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi, is now underway! With all the interest and excitement about this show, the Friend’s November 10 lecture sold out quickly. It will feature Carl Strehlke, Curator emeritus at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Dr. Strehlke specializes in the Italian Renaissance and has written extensively on Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Masolino and Masaccio, and other Renaissance masters. In his lecture he will examine how the city of Florence, its art, literature, and people, shaped the art of Botticelli, and how Botticelli in turn created enduring imagery that shapes our view of Renaissance Florence. The lecture will be recorded and available to view at a later time.
For our December 8 lecture, we’re excited to welcome hometown innovators Kelly Lindquist and Tio Aiken. For over 35 years, Minneapolis-based Artspace Projects, Inc., has worked to bring life back to neglected properties nation-wide by transforming them into live/work spaces for low-income artists and their families. As president of Artspace, Kelley Lindquist has a passion for restoring national confidence in America’s creative communities. He works hand-in-hand with Vice President of Communications Tio Aiken to engage diverse residential communities in this mission.
Friends Members have early access to tickets on November 15, so plan to join us in December for what is sure to be an intriguing talk. Lectures start at 11:00 in the Pillsbury Auditorium, but plan to come anytime after 10:15 to enjoy coffee and light bites prior to taking your seat.