April 9, 2012
Offering Of The Angels: Treasures From The Uffizi Brings Timeless Artworks All The Way From Italy To Doylestown’s Michener Museum
Starting next week, Doylestown is about to get a whole lot holier.
Beginning April 21, the suburb’s James A. Michener Art Museum will host 44 pieces direct from the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
The works center on scenes from the New and Old Testaments, hence the exhibition’s name, Offering of the Angels, or Il Pane degli Angeli in Italian. They portray the creation of Adam, expulsion from Eden and the Last Supper, among many other key biblical events, and all focus on the themes of faith and redemption.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world, with 1.6 million visitors a year.
The paintings and tapestries were curated by Uffizi’s director Antonio Natali, and span the 15th to the 17th centuries. The artists included are a who’s-who of Renaissance and Baroque masters, like Sandro Botticelli, Titian, Tintoretto, Il Parmigianino, Lorenzo Monaco and Il Guercino.
The exhibition in Doylestown marks one stop on an extensive tour, driven by transcontinental demand for the extraordinary works. The exhibition first traveled through Spain, hosting more than 500,000 in Barcelona. Now it’s touring the U.S. and the Michener Museum is one of just four stops.
Art junkies and casual fans alike shouldn’t miss this extremely rare opportunity to see such seminal works in our own backyard.
Tickets are available in date- and time-specific intervals throughout the exhibition’s run, and can be purchased online.
Offering Of The Angels: Treasures From The Uffizi
Where: James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown
When: April 21-
August 10 extended through August 12
More info: www.michenermuseum.org