The American Renaissance in Florence: A Four-Part Course with Kate Bolton-Porciatti

The American Renaissance in Florence: A Four-Part Course with Kate Bolton-Porciatti


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Since the heady days of the Grand Tour, Florence has been a magnet for creative Americans. This series of four Context lectures explores how, from the 19th century onwards, the city seduced and inspired painters, sculptors, writers, and collectors from the New World, and how their artistic endeavors created an American Renaissance in the Tuscan capital Ð the impact of which is still felt today.
We explore the affinities between Renaissance Florentines and late 19th-century Americans, many of whom revived traditions of patronage, collecting, and timeless artistic skills. Expats bought up Florentine villas and palazzi which today house precious collections of artworks, manuscripts, and books. The city and its people inspired scenes in American novels, classic texts on Italian villas and gardens, Romantic landscape paintings, portraits, and sculptures that now grace the worldÕs most famous art galleries. Through a selection of readings, photographs of 19th-century Florence, and the artworks it inspired, we see how creative perceptions of reality gave birth to the pervasive "Italian dream".

How does it work?
This is a four-part series held weekly and hosted on Zoom. Please check the schedule for the specific dates and times for each lecture.
Is there a reading list in advance?
Though the course is open to participants with no background about Florence and American Renaissance history, there are suggested readings for further investigation. You will receive this soon after course registration.
How long are the lectures?
Each lecture is 90 minutes long with time for Q&A.
How much is the course?
The course is $140 for 4 lectures.
Is a recording available?
In general, our courses are not recorded. However, if you need to miss a lecture please let us know in advance and we can arrange for a recording for that session on an individual basis.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Elaine (Dallas, US)
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As always, Kate's engaging presentation style elevated the experience. She is extremely skilled in taking a wealth of information and serving it up in an extremely enjoyable way, and I not only learn a lot from her conversations but also find them a stimulating mental escape. I look forward to future "travels" with Kate!

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Excellent seminar. Organization and presentation of material stimulating and highly informative. Photos and videos nicely integrated with lecture.

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Freddie (Augusta, US)
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This speaker includes predictable artists but then some totally new ones to keep us on our toes.

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Anonymous

Excellent lecture. Very well organized and presented. Covered material in depth and tied in well with previous lecture. Good quality visuals. Enjoyed it very much.

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Elaine (Dallas, US)
Not to be missed!

As always, Kate's engaging presentation style elevated the experience. She is extremely skilled in taking a wealth of information and serving it up in an extremely enjoyable way, and I not only learn a lot from her conversations but also find them a stimulating mental escape. I look forward to future "travels" with Kate!

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Excellent seminar. Organization and presentation of material stimulating and highly informative. Photos and videos nicely integrated with lecture.

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Freddie (Augusta, US)
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This speaker includes predictable artists but then some totally new ones to keep us on our toes.

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Anonymous

Excellent lecture. Very well organized and presented. Covered material in depth and tied in well with previous lecture. Good quality visuals. Enjoyed it very much.