PROGRAMS & EVENTS
FIRST TUESDAY LECTURE SERIES
Invenzione in the Palette of Italian Renissance Architecture
David Brashear | Architectural Photographer
The brawny physicality of Giulio Romano's Palazzo del Te (1524-34) is in many ways a sharp contrast to the peaceful harmony of Leon Battista Alberti's Palazzo Rucellai (1446-51). But both buildings served as fertile vehicles for a departure from the classicism of antiquity and the infusion of fresh instances of architectural invenzione. This lecture will examine these two Renaissance buildings in detail, and unveil some of the key turns that made them so influential.
THIRD THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES
Presented by Virginia Company Bank
Curators at Work: New Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection
Dr. John T. Spike | Assistant Director & Chief Curator, Muscarelle Museum
The Muscarelle Museum has made a number of significant additions to the permanent collection including works by artists as diverse as William Barnes, Dürer, Porter and Manet. In this dynamic lecture, Dr. Spike will explore both the student curatorial process and the significance of the new acquisitions selected for the show.
DOCENT LED TOURS
Docent led-tours are available every Saturday & Sunday at 1PM
WINE & RUN FOR THE ROSES
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to announce its third annual Wine & Run for the Roses Wine Auction, which it will host on May 4, 2013. This event will begin with a silent auction and reception of the finest Virginia wines, showcasing a range of labels from across the Commonwealth. The reception will be immediately followed by a live auction, featuring unique wines and exclusive lots only available through the Museum. Over 300 attendees are expected to take part in this exciting debut event, all proceeds of which will directly benefit the Museum — thus continuing to ensure the availability of world-class museum programs for the William & Mary and Hampton Roads communities, both now and in the future.