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Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti will open February 9 and be on view through April 14, 2013.  This landmark exhibition is being organized in honor of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in 1983. Sacred and Profane follows on the success of Michelangelo: Anatomy as Architecture, Drawings by the Master held at the Muscarelle in 2010. The purpose of the new exhibition, with its unprecedented “sacred and profane” theme, is to investigate the artist’s innermost philosophy as revealed in his original, often astonishingly beautiful, drawings.  Following the exhibition at the College, the works will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where it opens on April 21 and closes on June 30, 2013.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated, catalogue produced by the Muscarelle Museum of Art with essays by Pina Ragionieri, John T. Spike, Aaron De Groft and Adriano Marinazzo.

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