Artemisia in the Museum of Michelangelo
Opening of the exhibition
On September 27, 2023, exactly one year after Artemisia's Allegory of Inclination was removed from the Gallery ceiling at Casa Buonarroti, we celebrate the inauguration of the show 'Artemisia in the Museum of Michelangelo' which features the artist's Florentine period and restoration discoveries. Here are a few snaps of the Museum opening, a small but hearfelt event in the museum courtyard and exhibition rooms.
“We want to make Artemisia Gentileschi a household name and to generate interest in her groundbreaking artworks," says Artemisia UpClose co-donor Margie MacKinnon. "Artemisia is the 'gateway drug' for early women artists. Her backstory is so dramatic, her paintings so powerful and her accomplishments so impressive, people wonder, "Why haven't I heard of her before, and who are the other women artists I need to learn about?"
This event, is part of the Artemisia UpClose project, sponsored by Calliope Arts and Christian Levett and organised in conjunction with Casa Buonarroti Museum and Foundation.
Calliope Arts co-founder and Artemisia UpClose co-donor Wayne McArdle shows guests the Gallery ceiling. Ph. Olga Makarova
Casa Buonarroti president Cristina Acidini, Museum Director and exhibition curator Alessandro Cecchi, and Marcella Marongiu, curator. Ph. Olga Makarova
Artemisia UpClose co-donors, Wayne McArdle, Margie MacKinnon and Christian Levett. Ph. Olga Makarova
Casa Buonarroti and Artemisia UpClose. Museum director Alessandro Cecchi, Foundation president Cristina Acidini, Artemisia UpClose Project coordinator Linda Falcone, donors Margie MacKinnon, Wayne McArdle and Christian Levett. Ph. Olga Makarova
Teobaldo Pasquali, radiograph and diagnostics technician, Lorenzo Conti structural conservator. Ph. Olga Makarova
Our honored guests, with head conservator Elizabeth Wicks in blue. Ph. Olga Makarova
Our honoured guests, with Regional Councillor Cristina Giachi, in white. Ph. Olga Makarova
A moment of togetherness at the opening of Artemisia in the Museum of Michelangelo at Casa Buonarroti. Ph. Olga Makarova
Museum director and exhibition curator Alessandro Cecchi with Calliope Arts co-founder Wayne McArdle. Ph. Olga Makarova