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Thu, April 11, 2019

18:30 – 20:00

Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi
50122 Firenze, Italia

A special visit to the newly inaugurated exhibition with Francesca Baldry, Acton Collection manager with an introductury welcome by the curator, Prof. Andrea De Marchi.

(Event opened to the NYU Florence community only).

Verrocchio – Master of Leonardo (Palazzo Strozzi, March 9 to July 14, 2019) The exhibition brings together for the first time the superb masterpieces of Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest masters of the Quattrocento, alongside a series of crucially important works by such artists as Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and his most celebrated pupil, Leonardo da Vinci, the 500th anniversary of whose death falls in 2019.

Museum Meetings consist of a series of conversations centered around museums, collections and the way these are experienced. These discussions may include, but are not limited, to the study of works of art, photography, anthropological, historical or sociological approaches of collecting, curation, techniques and media, conservation, and the role museums and archives have in society today. The idea originated in the Acton Collection and expanded beyond the walls of Villa La Pietra to include other art spaces in Florence and Tuscany. It is designed to attract a multidisciplinary group of students, not just those studying art or art history. All the meetings are conceived as discussions and envisage an active student  participation