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Coming up: Last chance to see Florence art treasures

On August 12, the work of major Renaissance artists will say a goodbye to the Michener Art Museum. Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery, which opened in late April to great fanfare, has been extremely popular among museum members and art aficionados across the region. As a result, members and nonmembers alike must reserve “timed entrance” tickets for the exhibit in advance.

Drawn from the holdings of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, and curated by the Uffizi’s director, Antonio Natali, the exhibit has featured art created in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries by such luminaries as Botticelli, Titian, Tintoretto, Parmigianino, Cristofano Allori and their contemporaries. It includes two tapestries from the same period and 45 master works depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments.

Lead sponsors for this impressive collection here at the Michener are Maureen & Gregory Church, Carol & Louis Della Penna and Paula & Kevin Putman, with additional support from Furia Rubel Communications and Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, media partners CBS3 and Philly 57 and with assistance from the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships.

“We are extremely fortunate that the Michener is among the select group of museums chosen by the Amici degli Uffizi, which has organized the traveling exhibit,” says Beth Beans Gilbert. “I’m so pleased that people of our community and beyond – from school children and educators to families and senior adults – have what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view these works.”

If you haven’t seen Offering of the Angels, don’t let this unique opportunity slip away. Reserve your tickets now online or at 215.340.9800.

View images of the treasured art and tap other resources for the exhibit at the Michener Art Museum website.