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Michelangelo: Divine Architect

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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The Muscarelle’s spring Selected Topics in Architecture lecture series will focus on the flourishing Renaissance period, when architectural innovation resulted in some of the world’s most breathtaking and magnificent structures. Join us for our first lecture, given by Adriano Marinazzo, Curator of Special Projects at the Muscarelle.

Michelangelo is the author of one of the most famous frescoes in the world (The Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel) and one of the most admired statues (the David). Yet the great artist is also regarded as one of the most influential architects in history. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the foremost architect of the Baroque era, said of Michelangelo, “As a painter and sculptor, he was great, but as an architect, he was divine.” This lecture will explore Michelangelo’s unique and fascinating architectural career, from the painted architecture in the Sistine Chapel to the most important project of the Renaissance, the design of the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

This lecture will take place in Tucker Hall Theatre (Room 127A). Registrants will receive a parking pass by email; street parking is also available along Richmond Rd.


February 21
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater
350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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