Exhibition Closed March 2013
This exhibition of Italian masterworks from the Renaissance through the Baroque period is drawn from the permanent collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, one of the world’s greatest art museums. The Uffizi Gallery dates to 1560 and began its storied history as the repository of the priceless collection of Florence’s famous Medici family. Offering of the Angels is comprised primarily of recently restored works drawn exclusively from the Uffizi collection. The exhibition originally opened in the Uffizi’s Sala delle Reali Poste in 2008, and traveled to Madrid and Barcelona in 2009. It will open at the Telfair on December 7, 2012, as part of a four-venue United States tour. Offering of the Angels provides a rare opportunity to view exquisite paintings and tapestries by many of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque periods of Italian art, including Botticelli, Titian, Il Parmigianino, Tintoretto, Lorenzo Monaco, and Guercino.
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Telfair Museums is offering a special fundraising opportunity as it prepares for the upcoming exhibition, Offering of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery. Individuals are invited to support Telfair Museums by ‘adopting’ a painting from the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy, for the duration of the exhibition.
For more information download a packet and application at the above link or contact Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice and Bob Jepson
This exhibition is organized by Contemporanea Progetti, Florence, and curated by Antonio Natali, director of the Uffizi Gallery.
Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis G. Anderson; Fred and Malinda Bergen; Inge A. Brasseler; Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Brown; Joan and Gary Capen; Glen and Connie Darbyshire; Mr. and Mrs. Domenico De Sole; Julius and Danyse Edel; Bob and Jean Faircloth; Mr. T. Mills Fleming and Dr. Marianne M. Fleming; Frances and John Kane; Bailee Tenenbaum Kronowitz Cultural Arts Fund; Ms. Candace Lanier; Dr. Richard F. Leighton; Mrs. Robert O. Levitt; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McWhorter; Elfrida Barrow Moore; Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Moore; Wilson and Linda Fisk Morris; Elizabeth and Ted Muller; John T. Neises; Mr. and Mrs. E. Michael Powers; Thomas V. and Susan G. Reilly; Cheri D. and Benjamin R. Roach; Mrs. Rosaleen Roxburgh; Barbara and Michael Ruddy; Jacqueline and Ken Sirlin; Philip and Cathy Solomons; Mrs. Helen R. Steward; Mr. Edgar W. Swanson Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Tucker; Marty and Mary Vernick; Don and Cindy Waters.
Members’ Lecture and Opening Reception
Thursday, December 6 / 6 pm / JC
“Offering of the Angels, an Overview” by Linda Carioni, Director of International Relations, Contemporanea Progetti. Reception to follow. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Free to members or with museum admission.
Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild.
Director’s Circle Preview Dinner
Wednesday, December 5 / 6 pm
Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $85 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required by November 28, 2012. RSVP to Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or email@example.com. Sponsored by the Chatham Capital Group.
Pre-exhibition Lecture Series:
Reframing the Renaissance: Offering of the Angels in Context
Free to members or $5 for non-members per lecture. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild.
Brush up on art history with this four-session introduction to Italian Renaissance art, offered prior to the opening of the Uffizi exhibition. Taught by art history professors from the Savannah College of Art and Design, the series will provide context for understanding of the work in the Uffizi exhibition and chart the development of art in Renaissance Italy. The lecturers are faculty and friends of Art History at SCAD-Savannah. The department is the largest group of full-time, full professors teaching art history in the United States.
Education of the Artist in the Renaissance: James T. Janson, Ph.D.
October 30 / 5:30 pm / JC
Classical to Academic Style: Michael D. Morford, Ph.D.
November 6 / 5:30 pm / JC
A European Renaissance: Artistic Exchange North and South: Arthur J. DiFuria, Ph.D.
November 13 / 5:30 pm / JC
Seeing in Context: Renaissance Art in Architectural Settings: Geoffrey S. Taylor, D. Des.
November 27 / 5:30 pm / JC
TAG Evening Lecture Series:
Free to members or with museum admission. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild.
“Art, the Handmaiden of Religion: Exploring Sacred Painting from the Uffizi,” by Diane Cole Ahl, Ph.D., Arthur J. ’55 and Barbara S . Rothkopf Professor of Art History, Lafayette College
January 10 / 6 pm, 2013 / JC
“The Uffizi, the Medici, and Patronage during the Renaissance.” Lecture by Marcia Hall, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia
January 24 / 6 pm, 2013 / JC
“The Conservation of Old Master Paintings.” Lecture by Claire Barry, Director of Conservation for the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas
February 7 / 6 pm, 2013 / JC
Classes and studio workshops:
October 30 – November 20, 2012 – “Italian Renaissance 101″ A four-session course in the history of Italian Renaissance art will be offered late afternoons at the Jepson Center prior to the opening of the Uffizi exhibition. Taught by local art historians, the series will provide context for understanding of the work in the Uffizi exhibition and chart the development of art in Renaissance Italy.
December 8: Holiday family workshop
December 2012 – March 2013: Materials and Techniques of the Masters classes and workshops
Curator’s Tour of Offering of the Angels
January 22 & February 19 / 2 pm
20 Guest Maximum. Free to members or with museum admission. Led by Curator of Art Courtney McNeil.
Bring Your Group or School to Telfair Museums and Have an Experience
Unlike any Other!
Join a museum docent on a highlight tour featuring stunning works by masters of the Italian Renaissance. Docents will guide you through this unique exhibition as you explore the Italian Renaissance together.
Reservations are required at least two weeks prior to tour date. To schedule a group tour or school tour, please visit telfair.org/learn or call 912.790.8827.
General Group Tour Information
- 10 guest minimum/30 guest maximum
- Tours last approximately 1 hour
- Tours are available during regular museum hours ( Mon. & Sun. 12-5 pm; Tues-Sat. 10 am-5 pm)
- $15 per individual for docent led tour of the exhibition
- $25 per individual for docent led tour of the exhibition PLUS admission to Telfair
- Academy and Owens-Thomas House-admission valid one week from date of purchase.
General School Tour Information
- 10 k-12 student minimum/30 k-12 student maximum
- Tours last approximately 1 hour
- Tours are available during regular museum hours (Mon. 12-5 pm; Tues-Friday. 10 am-5 pm)
- $5 per student for docent led tour of the Uffizi exhibition
- $12 per student for docent led tour of the exhibition and related studio activity
- Docent Drop-In Uffizi Highlight Tours
- December 7-March 29 / Tuesdays and Fridays 2 pm
- First come, first served basis. 20 guest maximum per docent. Free to members. $15 for docent led tour and Jepson Center admission or $25 for docent led tour and Telfair 3-site pass.
Enhance your Experience! Learn about artwork in Offering of the Angels with an audio tour highlighting individual works in the exhibition. Free to members or $3 plus museum admission.
Top: JACOPO TINTORETTO (1518-1594); The Sacrifice of Isaac, 1550-55; Oil on canvas; 138 x 116 cm; Collection of Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Bottom: FABRIZIO BOSCHI (1572-1642); The Fall of Manna, c. 1594-97; Oil on canvas; 144 x 229 cm; Collection of Uffizi Gallery, Florence; After FRANS FLORIS (1519 or 1520-1570); The Sin of Adam and Eve, Early 1600s; Oil on canvas; 179 x 179 cm; Collection of Uffizi Gallery, Florence; LIVIO MEHUS (1627 – 1691); The Annunciation, 1670s; Oil on canvas; 78 x 69 cm; Collection of Uffizi Gallery, Florence; SANDRO BOTTICELLI (and 19th-century restorer) (1445-1510); Madonna and Child, c. 1466-67; Oil on panel; 72 x 50 cm; Collection of Uffizi Gallery, Florence