A once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Botticelli is taking place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Botticelli and Renaissance Florence brings together works by the renowned master from the Uffizi Gallery and antiquities from Mia’s collection to illustrate the profound influence the cultures of ancient Greece and classical Rome had on the art of Botticelli and his contemporaries. Works by some of those contemporaries, such as Filippo Lippi, Luca Signorelli, and Antonio Pollaiuolo are also on view.
The exhibition was organized with the Uffizi Gallery and Mia is the exclusive venue, offering the only opportunity to see these stunning works that rarely travel outside Italy.
This excellent introductory video provides an overview with commentary from Katie Luber, the Nivin and Duncan MacMillan director and president of Mia; Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi Gallery; and curator Rachel McGarry.
Resources about the exhibition can be found on the Mia site, including an essay from their editor, Tim Gihring: Renaissance man: Why Botticelli still matters (maybe more than ever)
Botticelli and Renaissance Florence runs through Jan 8, 2023
WHERE AND WHEN
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota Closes Jan. 8, 2023
FEATURED IMAGE: View of the entrance to the exhibition with a large detail from Adoration of the Magi filling the doorway.