Eike Schmidt, who has led the museum since 2015, said that “devotional art was not born as a work of art but for a religious purpose.”
A recently published volume of Vernon Lee’s writing reveals a woman who is a product of privilege, as well as someone who used what it afforded her to resist the status quo.
On Tuesday Dario Franceschini, Italy’s Minister of Heritage, Culture, and Tourism, announced that the superior council for cultural assets and landscape has committed €80 million (~$87 million) to 12 major cultural projects.
Next month, the doors of an Italian mob boss’s former home will open to the public, thanks in part to the Uffizi Gallery.
Last weekend in a Doylestown, Pennsylvania—which boasts not one but two locally owned, well-stocked bookstores—I picked up an old Phaidon edition of Jacob Burckhardt’s The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy for ten bucks.