Della Robbia Sculptures – The Museum of Fine Arts

Celebrate the beauty and liveliness of Della Robbia sculptures with us at the MFA.

"Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence" presents his works of powerful, expressive examples of the best of Italian Renaissance art. The exhibition features about 50 objects, mostly from American collections but including six important loans from Italy, never seen in the US before. The Visitation (about 1445) from the church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia and the Brooklyn Museum’s newly restored Resurrection of Christ (about 1520–24) travel to Boston along with a trio of nearly life-size works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and a private collection. The exhibition of glazed terracotta Renaissance works by the Della Robbia and rival workshops spans a variety of formats—Madonna and Child reliefs, small- and large-scale figures, narrative reliefs, coats-of-arms, and still-life compositions—that demonstrate the range and visual impact of the groundbreaking Della Robbia glazing technique.

Do join us for this social and wonderful tour guided by Marietta Cambareri, Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, Art of Europe.

Date: Thursday December 1st

5:30pm - 6pm: Check In
6pm - 7pm: Social (Hors d'oeuvres & Drinks)
7pm - 8pm: Curated Tour

Location: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

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