Friends of the Uffizi
Dr. Ena Heller
Patronage, Architecture and Magnificence in Cosimo de’ Medici’s Florence
Special Location: Boca Raton Downtown Library
Although historians have labeled Lorenzo de’ Medici as “The Magnificent,” associating the Medici family with the concept of magnificence goes back to the time of his grandfather, Cosimo the Elder. Dr. Heller explores the connections between Cosimo’s architectural patronage and changes in Renaissance thought about expenditures, civic duty, and the ideal ruler. She discusses how the Medicis affected the revival of antiquity in architecture.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art partners with the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery to investigate different aspects of the Italian museum’s collection and its cultural impact.
Online tickets required; ticket includes access to the galleries.
Seating is limited.