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Film screening: The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life


When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 5:30 pm – 7:05 pm Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston – Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161), 465 Huntington Ave., Boston MA The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life by Emanuela Giordano (Italy/France, 2015, 54 min.). Italian & French with English subtitles. The rich story of the Jews of Venice is celebrated in this charming film, which uses an inventive mix of documentary and drama, animation, location photography, and interviews. Conjuring up 500 years of history, language, architecture, food, art, and politics—even the smells of market day—the film introduces us to Lorenzo ...

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Save Venice Lecture Series continues at Chilton Club (Apr. 26)


When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m. Where: The Chilton Club — 152 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA Even living in Venice for five years and curating major exhibitions of Venetian art does not necessarily prepare one to introduce the visual majesty of La Serenissima to non-Western viewers. Save Venice Boston’s Apr. 26 talk at the Chilton Club, led by the MFA’s Chair of Art of Europe Frederick Ilchman, will explain the curatorial choices behind a large exhibition, opened in September 2015, at the MFA’s sister museum in Nagoya, Japan. 617-266-4860 | www.savevenice.org Lecture Series ...

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Boston MFA welcomes Leonardo Da Vinci


The Renaissance is coming to the Museum of Fine Arts! Starting April 15, Boston’s MFA will host for two months an intimate exhibition featuring drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Titled “Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty,” the exhibition’s centerpiece will be the study of an angel, which art historian Sir Kenneth Clark has called “the most beautiful in the world.” Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative powers. Throughout his career, the Renaissance master experimented with various types ...

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Consulate Honors Six at Achievement Awards


Four stunning paintings by Caravaggio, currently on loan at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, were the backdrop to the fourth annual Achievement Awards handed out by Italian Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli.

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Podcast Episode 4: Visiting the Museum of Fine Arts

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the fourth installment of Bostoniano's Italian language podcast, Emanuele Capoano interviews Martha Clawson and Karen Frascona of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

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Michelangelo’s masterpieces come to Boston


Two thousand thirteen is the year of Italian Culture in the United States and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is one organization that’s undoubtedly on board with the initiative. Not only did the museum welcome the Roman bronze sculpture “Brutus” on January 18, but now the institution is also preparing to honor Michelangelo in a new exhibition. “Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti” opens on April 21 and comprises 26 drawings from the great Renaissance artist, all on loan from the Casa Buonarroti in Florence. Prior to arriving at the MFA, the works will conclude their ...

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Capitoline Brutus Arrives at Museum of Fine Arts Boston


One of Ancient Rome's most stunning bronze portraits will be on display at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts until May 1, 2013.

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Juno, Largest Roman-Era Statue in North America, Arrives at MFA


The 13-foot tall statue once belonged to the Ludovisi family in Rome. It will be on display to the public starting April 9, as it undergoes conservation work.

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Italy’s Finest Glass Protecting the New MFA


Most of the art inside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts' newest wing, which opened in late 2010, are sealed and protected by glass casings made by an Italian company just outside of Milan.

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