Cities of Splendor: A Journey through Renaissance Italy

  • 17 May 2011
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Brown Palace Hotel 321 17th St - Log in for member pricing

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Join us as Angelica Daneo, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Denver Art Museum, takes us on a journey through Cities of Splendor.  The exhibit, curated by Angelica, opens April 10 at the Denver Art Museum. Comprised of more than 50 artworks, including paintings, textiles and decorative arts, the exhibit takes the viewer to the Italy of the 15th and early 16th centuries.  Angelica says “We want to transport our visitors to Renaissance Italy, where cities such as Florence, Venice and Milan played a major role in the development of this innovative, artistic style…During the 1400’s and 1500’s Italy was not a unified country, but rather a group of independent states with different characters and artistic traditions. The exhibition will show how local styles merged with the innovative ideas coming from Tuscany, and resulted in distinctive styles and lasting examples of Renaissance art.”

Note from the Program Chair, Kay Landen:

I visited Cities of Splendor and was quite “blown away” by the exhibit.  Not only does it showcase magnificent renaissance paintings from the Denver Art Museum’s own collection (only 3 or 4 works in the exhibit are on loan), but it draws the visitor into a different time and place.  I really felt I was walking the streets of 15th and 16th  century Italy.  We are in for a real treat!

About Angelica Daneo

A native Italian, Angelica is the museum’s curator for Cities of Splendor. She also curated Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism in 2008.  She is the author of The Kress Collection in the Denver Art Museum (2011) whose entries include many works featured in Cities of Splendor.

Prior to joining the Denver Art Museum, Angelica conducted research in the Early European art department of the St. Louis Art Museum. She also worked at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. organizing the photographic archives of the National Air and Space Museum and installing exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Turin, where she majored in the Humanities with a specialization in History of Art Criticism, Angelica speaks fluent Italian, English and French.  She is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver.

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