Fall 2019 Exhibit Dec 7

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FALL 2019 SHOW  (Mostra di autunno, testo in italiano di sotto)

EXHIBIT INAUGURATION SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th 4-6pm
The evening will begin at 4:00pm with the presentation of the works and refreshments.  We’ll celebrate together the artworks created by the young artists of the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts during the Fall 2019 semester.

In addition, during the exhibit opening event it will also be possible to visit the studios of artists-in-residence John Melvin, Marina Mangubi, Pamela Lawton, Danny Licul, and Honey Jones-Hughes.

Free and open to the public.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/454441798828536

 

Visiting Palazzo Pubblico and Siena’s City Archives

This morning we had the chance to visit Siena’s City Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) and the City Archives as well.

In Palazzo Pubblico, we spoke about the structure, admired the view, and looked at the representations of the Allegories and Effects of Good and Bad Government in the remarkable fresco cycle by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (painted between 1338-1339.)

In the City Archives we saw the Biccherne tablets (a unique tradition in Siena’s artistic history) as well as records from the hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, other antique books, maps, and scrolls and other highlights from their collections.

Thanks to Fatlum Doci, current resident artist of the Fondazione Musei Senesi, for joining us for the trip and sharing his photos!

Of course a visit to the archives wouldn’t be complete without admiring the view from the balcony!

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