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ExhibitionOffering of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery

Aug 24–Nov 25, 2012

This exhibition of 45 rarely seen paintings and tapestries from the renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, includes works by Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters such as Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo Monaco, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Titian. The exhibition highlights the theme of the Eucharist in art from the Creation of Adam and Eve to the Resurrection.

Originally curated in 2007 by Antonio Natali, Director of the Uffizi Gallery, Offering of the Angels draws from recently restored collections. The U.S. tour, organized by Contemporanea Progetti, Florence, Italy, was made possible by four museums: Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Michener Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art—the only Midwest venue—and the Telfair Museum of Art.

Image: Luca Giordano (1634–1705), The Ascent to Calvary, 1685–1686, oil on canvas, 126 x 175 cm. Uffizi Gallery, San Marco and Cenacoli inv. no. 113, On the stone in the foreground: Jordanus F.