WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--(wm.edu/muscarelle) announced today that renowned Michelangelo scholar Dr. Pina Ragionieri will speak at the museum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 to describe and illustrate the 26 original drawings by Michelangelo that will be in the major international exhibition,"Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti," opening Feb. 9, 2013.)--The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary (
“Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti”
These drawings, in all media, make Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane the most important Michelangelo show seen in the United States in decades.
The landmark exhibition is being organized in honor of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in 1983. Ragionieri, director of the Casa Buonarroti museum in Florence who owns the drawings, will also attend the opening ceremonies and will be honored for her contributions to the studies of the great master.
Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, follows on the success of the 2010 exhibition at the Muscarelle, Michelangelo: Anatomy as Architecture, Drawings by the Master. As before, the purpose of the new exhibition with its unprecedented theme, Sacred and Profane, is to investigate the artist’s innermost philosophy as revealed in his original, often astonishingly beautiful, drawings.
Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane will be on view at the Muscarelle through April 14, 2013, and will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where it opens on April 21 and closes on June 30, 2013.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located on Jamestown Road on the campus of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Call (757)-221-2700 or visit wm.edu/muscarelle. The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays. During this exhibition, there is an admission fee of $15.00. Admission is free for Museum members, The College of William & Mary faculty, staff, and students, as well as children under twelve.
To download images, please go to: http://www.wm.edu/muscarelle/michelangelopress.html