Presentation of the book “Vittoria Colonna – Carteggio”

Vittoria Colonna Carteggio Vittoria Colonna, the poetess who was Michelangelo’s friend and inspiration in his mature years, did not conceive of her letters as literary works, to be selected, corrected and published. Yet her correspondence – which responds to different instances, to which correspond different tones, styles and languages: brief family communications, pages of administrative … More

Michelangelo’s drawings – Lecture series

Casa Buonarroti is organising a cycle of conferences dedicated to the most important folios in its collection of Michelangelo’s drawings for the autumn of 2023. The lectures are part of the project to refurbish the museum room dedicated to the temporary exhibition of drawings, which will be carried out in 2023 to complete the renovation … More

Artemisia versus Agostino: a trial still open? – Lecture by Costantino D’Orazio

Art historian Costantino D’Orazio, curator of the upcoming exhibition dedicated to Artemisia Gentileschi at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, will illustrate documents related to the rape trial brought in Rome in 1612 by Orazio Gentileschi against Agostino Tassi. The affair presents many issues that are still unresolved today, which D’Orazio will address with the help … More

Capricci luterani?

Do Michelangelo’s sculptures, frescoes and poems reflect Catholic orthodoxy, or are they rather the work of a follower of the Reformation forced into secrecy? The question of Michelangelo’s religiosity is still debated, often favouring all too one-sided perspectives. The volume Capricci luterani? Michelangelo artista e poeta nel contesto del dibattito religioso del Cinquecento, edited by Christine … More

Florence in the tale of seven museums – Sept. 12, 2023

The seven museums of the Welcome network – Museo e Istituto Fiorentino di Preistoria, Museo della Casa Buonarroti, Museo Horne, Museo Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, Museo Galileo, Il Giardino di Archimede e il Sistema Museale di Ateneo – tell the story of Florence from Prehistory to the Modern Age from their collections and activities. The speakers … More

Presentation of the volume Michelangelo: the early works New acquisitions

Marco Ciatti and Marco Collareta present the volume Michelangelo: the early works New acquisitions edited by Cristina Acidini and Alessandro Cecchi (Officina Libraria 2022) Introduced Father Giuseppe Pagano and Alessandro Cecchi May 23, 2023 – 5:30 p.m. Hall of the Chapter of Santo Spirito – Florence The volume Michelangelo. Early Works. New Acquisitions is devoted … More

A Comet to the East – Lecture by Sergio Taddei

A Comet to the East Celestial signs and prophecy in the habitus spiritual of Michelangelo and the artists of his Florentine circle Lecture by Sergio Taddei Thursday, April 13, 2023, 5 p.m. Florence, Casa Buonarroti, via Ghibellina 70 The presentation is open to the public up to the maximum capacity allowed by security regulations Sixteenth-century … More

Michelangelo e la “maniera di figure piccole” – Presentation of the volume by Marcella Marongiu

Presentation of the volume Michelangelo e la “maniera di figure piccole” by Marcella Marongiu, with essays by Marcello Abbiati, Barbara Agosti, Elena Calvillo, Alessandro Cecchi, Laura Gianesini, Federica Kappler, Massimo Romeri. Edifir 2019. Monday, February 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – Teams Platform. Carlo Falciani talks about the book, with the participation of Marcella Marongiu, Alessandro … More