Jules Maidoff, "Balance"

SACI Founder and Director Emeritus Jules Maidoff in Siracusa, Sicily

Earlier this month, on July 17, 2014, SACI Founder and Director Emeritus Jules Maidoff donated one of his paintings to the newly established Museo Civico di Arte Contemporanea in Siracusa, Sicily – the first painting of the collection. Jules presented

Jules Maidoff, "Balance"

SACI Founder and Director Emeritus Jules Maidoff in Siracusa, Sicily

Earlier this month, on July 17, 2014, SACI Founder and Director Emeritus Jules Maidoff donated one of his paintings to the newly established Museo Civico di Arte Contemporanea in Siracusa, Sicily – the first painting of the collection. Jules presented

Equilibrium @ Ferragamo

“Equilibrium” at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo through April 12, 2015

Master shoe designer and artist, Salvatore Ferragamo, in his quest to design not only beautiful, whimsical, and creative shoes, dedicated much of his research into making shoes also comfortable and fit the foot. His research included studies of human anatomy

Equilibrium @ Ferragamo

“Equilibrium” at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo through April 12, 2015

Master shoe designer and artist, Salvatore Ferragamo, in his quest to design not only beautiful, whimsical, and creative shoes, dedicated much of his research into making shoes also comfortable and fit the foot. His research included studies of human anatomy

Robert_Capa, Henri Matisse in his studio, near Nice, France, August 1949 © Robert Capa - International Center of Photography - Magnum Photos

Robert Capa photography retrospective in Lucca through November 2, 2014

ROBERT CAPA – Retrospective Curated by Maurizio Vanni In collaboration with Magnum Photos A production of MVIVA Perhaps the greatest war photographer of the last century, Robert Capa showed the world some of the most dramatic images of World War

Robert_Capa, Henri Matisse in his studio, near Nice, France, August 1949 © Robert Capa - International Center of Photography - Magnum Photos

Robert Capa photography retrospective in Lucca through November 2, 2014

ROBERT CAPA – Retrospective Curated by Maurizio Vanni In collaboration with Magnum Photos A production of MVIVA Perhaps the greatest war photographer of the last century, Robert Capa showed the world some of the most dramatic images of World War

Jacob Aue Sobol

“Cortona On the Move” photography exhibitions through September 28, 2014

Cortona On The Move – Photography in Travel July 17 – September 28, 2014 Cortona, Italy The 4th edition of the international photography festival Cortona On The Move – Photography in Travel, runs through September 28th, 2014, in Cortona, and

Jacob Aue Sobol

“Cortona On the Move” photography exhibitions through September 28, 2014

Cortona On The Move – Photography in Travel July 17 – September 28, 2014 Cortona, Italy The 4th edition of the international photography festival Cortona On The Move – Photography in Travel, runs through September 28th, 2014, in Cortona, and

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI, "Mary Magdalene in Ecstacy", oil on canvas, 81 x 105 cm, circa 1613-1620

Recently found Artemisia Gentileschi painting reaches ecstatic sell price at auction

During a recent auction of 19th-Century Paintings & Drawings at Sotheby’s in Paris, the painting Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654) was sold for a whopping €865,500 ($1.18m) — the highest price achieved for a work by the artist,

ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI, "Mary Magdalene in Ecstacy", oil on canvas, 81 x 105 cm, circa 1613-1620

Recently found Artemisia Gentileschi painting reaches ecstatic sell price at auction

During a recent auction of 19th-Century Paintings & Drawings at Sotheby’s in Paris, the painting Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654) was sold for a whopping €865,500 ($1.18m) — the highest price achieved for a work by the artist,

Karim Shokair

SACI Alum Karim Shokair enjoys recent success with photography while in Florence

SACI Alum Karim Shokair (Spring and Late Spring 2014) decided to come to SACI from Cairo, Egypt, this year to take a break from the work world and pursue his creative dreams with photography. While being encouraged by his instructors

Karim Shokair

SACI Alum Karim Shokair enjoys recent success with photography while in Florence

SACI Alum Karim Shokair (Spring and Late Spring 2014) decided to come to SACI from Cairo, Egypt, this year to take a break from the work world and pursue his creative dreams with photography. While being encouraged by his instructors

Rome's Colosseum under scaffolding

Italy passes the Art Bonus law as incentive to help fund restoration of public cultural patrimony

You wouldn’t think Italy would need incentives to help fund the maintenance and restoration of its museums, priceless artifacts, and numerous Unesco sites, but tourism and limited governmental funds alone cannot pay for these endless tasks, so recently the Italian

Rome's Colosseum under scaffolding

Italy passes the Art Bonus law as incentive to help fund restoration of public cultural patrimony

You wouldn’t think Italy would need incentives to help fund the maintenance and restoration of its museums, priceless artifacts, and numerous Unesco sites, but tourism and limited governmental funds alone cannot pay for these endless tasks, so recently the Italian

Parmigianino, "La Schiava Turca", c. 1533

The Poetry of Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca” at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor: July 26-October 5, 2014

If you happen to be in the San Francisco area and are a Parmigianino and Mannerism fan, you won’t want to miss this special loan exhibition of the Schiava Turca (Turkish Slave) painting on view at the Legion of Honor

Parmigianino, "La Schiava Turca", c. 1533

The Poetry of Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca” at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor: July 26-October 5, 2014

If you happen to be in the San Francisco area and are a Parmigianino and Mannerism fan, you won’t want to miss this special loan exhibition of the Schiava Turca (Turkish Slave) painting on view at the Legion of Honor

Caravaggio, "St. Jerome", 1605–1606, Galleria Borghese, Rome

Remains of Caravaggio to be buried in new memorial park in Tuscany opening July 18, 2014

Caravaggio Funerary Monument Inauguration July 18, 2014 at 11:30am Porto Ercole (Tuscany) – ITALY Only 404 years after his death, Caravaggio will finally have a proper burial. The remains of the Baroque master will be buried in a cemetery off

Caravaggio, "St. Jerome", 1605–1606, Galleria Borghese, Rome

Remains of Caravaggio to be buried in new memorial park in Tuscany opening July 18, 2014

Caravaggio Funerary Monument Inauguration July 18, 2014 at 11:30am Porto Ercole (Tuscany) – ITALY Only 404 years after his death, Caravaggio will finally have a proper burial. The remains of the Baroque master will be buried in a cemetery off

Jacopo Ligozzi

Jacopo Ligozzi at Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery and Uffizi Gallery through September 28, 2014

Jacopo Ligozzi: Universal Painter Through September 28, 2014 in Florence – ITALY Pitti Palace – Galleria Palatina Uffizi Gallery – Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi The Galleria Palatina in collaboration with the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi dedicates

Jacopo Ligozzi

Jacopo Ligozzi at Pitti Palace Palatine Gallery and Uffizi Gallery through September 28, 2014

Jacopo Ligozzi: Universal Painter Through September 28, 2014 in Florence – ITALY Pitti Palace – Galleria Palatina Uffizi Gallery – Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi The Galleria Palatina in collaboration with the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi dedicates

Display of Etruscan and Roman artifacts from Cetamua Well

SACI assists with conservation of archaeological finds of recent discoveries in Etruscan well at Cetamura del Chianti

Last week, the SACI Conservation of Archaeological Artifacts team including Nora Marosi took part in a press conference at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, announcing the results of recent archaeological excavations at the Etruscan-Roman site of Cetamura del

Display of Etruscan and Roman artifacts from Cetamua Well

SACI assists with conservation of archaeological finds of recent discoveries in Etruscan well at Cetamura del Chianti

Last week, the SACI Conservation of Archaeological Artifacts team including Nora Marosi took part in a press conference at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, announcing the results of recent archaeological excavations at the Etruscan-Roman site of Cetamura del

Gioielli di Vetro

Glass Jewelry exhibit in Florence at La Corte Contemporary Art Gallery: July 11-29, 2014

Gioielli di Vetro / Glass Jewelry July 11-29, 2014 La Corte Arte Contemporanea  Via de’Coverelli 27r, Florence – ITALY Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm Studio Rosai Via Toscanella 18n, Florence – ITALY Open: Friday 11th to Sunday

Gioielli di Vetro

Glass Jewelry exhibit in Florence at La Corte Contemporary Art Gallery: July 11-29, 2014

Gioielli di Vetro / Glass Jewelry July 11-29, 2014 La Corte Arte Contemporanea  Via de’Coverelli 27r, Florence – ITALY Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm Studio Rosai Via Toscanella 18n, Florence – ITALY Open: Friday 11th to Sunday

Celeste Prize 2014

Celeste Prize art competition deadline: July 15, 2014

Celeste Prize 2014, 6th Edition Celeste Prize is an annual, international contemporary art prize which supports quality work by emerging artists in a worldwide, talent scouting environment, open to all artists without limits of age or experience. This is your

Celeste Prize 2014

Celeste Prize art competition deadline: July 15, 2014

Celeste Prize 2014, 6th Edition Celeste Prize is an annual, international contemporary art prize which supports quality work by emerging artists in a worldwide, talent scouting environment, open to all artists without limits of age or experience. This is your

schermo

Free Art Film Festival Mondays in July – Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence

Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival – 5th Edition July 7, 14, 21, 28 – 2014 Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence – ITALY Midsummer Nights returns this summer with free art films outside in Piazza SS. Annunziata in Florence. This year the

schermo

Free Art Film Festival Mondays in July – Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence

Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival – 5th Edition July 7, 14, 21, 28 – 2014 Piazza SS. Annunziata, Florence – ITALY Midsummer Nights returns this summer with free art films outside in Piazza SS. Annunziata in Florence. This year the

Giuseppe Penone at Forte Belvedere

Giuseppe Penone: “Prospettiva Vegetale” July 5 – October 5, 2014 at Forte Belvedere & Boboli Gardens

Forte Belvedere, one of the most extraordinary places in Florence returned to the public last summer after several years of closure with the exhibition of Zhang Huan, are reopens today featuring an installation by an Italian artist, one of the

Giuseppe Penone at Forte Belvedere

Giuseppe Penone: “Prospettiva Vegetale” July 5 – October 5, 2014 at Forte Belvedere & Boboli Gardens

Forte Belvedere, one of the most extraordinary places in Florence returned to the public last summer after several years of closure with the exhibition of Zhang Huan, are reopens today featuring an installation by an Italian artist, one of the

Ryan Ward in front of a recent painting, "Ahh", Oil on Canvas, 77x98"

SACI Alumn, Ryan Ward, receives the first annual Murray Dessner Award

Ryan Ward, SACI Alumn (Fall 2004) was recently awarded the first annual Murray Dessner Memorial Travel Prize which is given to a graduating MFA student from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). The Murray Dessner Award is established

Ryan Ward in front of a recent painting, "Ahh", Oil on Canvas, 77x98"

SACI Alumn, Ryan Ward, receives the first annual Murray Dessner Award

Ryan Ward, SACI Alumn (Fall 2004) was recently awarded the first annual Murray Dessner Memorial Travel Prize which is given to a graduating MFA student from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). The Murray Dessner Award is established