Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi
October 16, 2022 - January 8, 2023
General Admission $20; Contributor+ Free with additional tickets $16; Youth 17 and Under Free
In Renaissance Florence, artists saw art anew, inspired by ancient marbles and myths as well as the humanism of ruler and patron Lorenzo de’ Medici. At the center of it all was Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510), whose genius for transforming classical themes into wholly original art inspired new ideals of beauty. Now, in a remarkable partnership with the Uffizi Galleries, Mia is hosting a major exhibition exploring the fevered creativity that defined this time and place. Paintings, sculptures, and prints from Mia’s collection will be shown alongside masterworks from the Uffizi, including rare paintings and drawings by Botticelli, such as his masterful Pallas and the Centaur (c. 1482); works by his teacher (Fra Filippo Lippi) and colleagues (Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, Perugino); and ancient Greek and Roman marbles that the Florentine artists saw and studied. Mia is privileged to be the single stop for this exhibition, an enviable opportunity to see Uffizi stars that rarely travel outside Italy.
Sandro Botticelli, Pallas and the Centaur (detail), tempera on canvas, 207 x 148 cm, Uffizi Galleries, Florence, inv. 1912 no. 29, Image Source: Uffizi Galleries