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The annual brunch for the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery is one of the highlights of the nonprofit's social season. Held at and during the prestigious Palm Beach Jewlery, Art & Antiques Show, the event aslo provides attendees with the opportunity to peruse the fair afterwards as part of their ticket purchase.
Our featured speaker this year is Dr. Robert B. Simon. Dr. Simon is an art historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and works in New York as a private dealer and consultant in Old Master paintings. Dr. Simon will provide a lecture titled, "Leonardo Lost and Found."
Leonardo Lost and Found
The recent Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in London brought together more than half of the artist’s fifteen known paintings. As astounding, it included a “new” work by Leonardo: the Salvator Mundi, a half-length oil painting of Christ blessing, last recorded in the collection of King Charles I in 1649 and long presumed lost. The saga of its discovery, and the research and conservation that established its authenticity, will be told by Robert Simon, who has shepherded the Salvator Mundi on its progression from an anonymous devotional painting hanging on a staircase in an American house to its recognition as a masterpiece by the greatest of all artists.
Once again, Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino will provide the musical entertainment during the meal. Cerabino, a third-generation fisarmonica player, plays classic Italian and Italian American favorites and delivers lovely background music while the brunch takes place.
**This event is complimentary for members of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery. Please click here to view our membership options and to become a member of our organization. To RSVP as a member, or for more information about Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, please email: email@example.com.
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Friends of the Uffizi Gallery
To support the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy, by raising awareness of the Uffizi and its cultural treasures and by providing resources for acquisition, preservation, restoration and education.