SACI Conservation Area restores San Gallo crucifix

"Una Famiglia di Scultori: I Sangallo" exhibit at the Palazo Municipale in Pontassieve

“Una Famiglia di Scultori: I Sangallo” exhibit at the Palazo Municipale in Pontassieve

pontassieve_san_gallo_crusifixAn opening reception was held recently in Pontassieve (near Florence) for an exhibition entitled I Sangallo: Una famiglia di scultori Arte, assistenza e devozione tra Firenze e Pontassieve.

The exhibition featured a crucifix restored over a three-year period by SACI students under the supervision of SACI Conservation Area Head Dr. Roberta Lapucci.  Roberta, who wrote an article for the exhibition catalogue, and SACI Conservation Teaching Assistant Philippa Norton (SACI Alumna, 2009-2010) represented SACI at the reception, during which the school was officially thanked and the project cited as an example of how collaboration between Italians and those from other countries aids Italy in the preservation of its unique cultural heritage.

Shortly after this event, there was an unveiling at the Santa Maria a Campi Church in Campi Bisenzio of La Visitazione, a large altar painting also restored by SACI students over a three-year period.

Read information about the Sangallo family of sculptors, active in Florence during the Renassiance.

The special exhibition can be viewed through March 16, 2014 at the Sala delle Colonne in the Town Hall of Pontassieve. Entrance is free.

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm-7pm; Friday 9:30-12:30pm. Info: +39 055 8360343

"Una Famiglia di Scultori: I Sangallo" exhibit at the Palazo Municipale in Pontassieve

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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