Chaplin and Costa: Rediscovering Expat Women Painters in Tuscany, April 28 – May 17, 2014

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Women Artists of the 1900s

CHAPLIN and COSTA

Rediscovering Expat Women Painters in Tuscany

INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBITION ‘PRIVATE MYTHOLOGIES’

Monday, April 28, 6pm

Villa Il Palmerino, Via del Palmerino 8/10, Florence

  • Cristina Acidini – Superintendent for Florence’s Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage and its Polo Museale
  • Giovanna Giusti – Director of Department for Nineteenth-century and Contemporary Art, Uffizi Gallery
  • Marilena Mosco – Former Director of the Pitti Palace’s Silver Museum and Porcelain Museum
  • Linda Falcone –   Advancing Women Artists Foundation, Director
  • Margherita Ciacci – New York University in Florence

PRESENTATION OF THE RESTORATION OF CHAPLIN’S THE THREE SISTERS

Tuesday, April 29, 5pm

Sala del Fiorino, Pitti’s Modern Art Gallery, Florence

  • Cristina Acidini – Superintendent for Florence’s Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage and its Polo Museale
  • Sarah C. Morrison – Consul General of the United States of America in Florence
  • Jane Fortune – Founder and Chair, Advancing Women Artists Foundation
  • Giuliano Serafini – Art historian
  • Simonella Condemi – Director of the Modern Art Gallery, Pitti Palace
  • Alessandra Griffo – Vice Director of the Modern Art Gallery, Pitti Palace
  • Rossella Lari – Restorer

NOTABLE WOMEN: ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, CREATORS

Wednesday, May 7, 6pm

Villa Il Palmerino, Via del Palmerino 8/10, Florence

  • Martha Ladly – Professor at OCAD University, Toronto

This seminar and round-table discussion features several outstanding women photographers: Julia M. Cameron, Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and Francesca Woodman. Special focus on the eras of Vernon Lee and Lola Costa at Il Palmerino. Event in English. Limited places; please RSVP.

PRIVATE MYTHOLOGIES – STORYTELLING WALK / WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 10, 9am to 4pm

Villa Il Palmerino – Via del Palmerino 8/10, Florence

  • Martha Ladly – Professor at OCAD University, Toronto
  • Gianandrea Facchini – Founder and CEO at Buzzdetector, Web and Social Media Listening
  • Stefania Chipa – Cultural Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Basilica Santa Croce, Natural History Museum, Florence

Explore memory and storytelling by creating personal narratives using digital technology. Walk along the private trail leading from Il Palmerino to Villa Il Treppiede, the historic home of Elisabeth Chaplin. Event in English and Italian. Admission: 40 euro; Lunch included. We thank the Fiesole School of Music for their collaboration.

WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE

Wednesday, May 14, 6pm

Villa Il Palmerino – Via del Palmerino 8/10, Florence

  • Adelina Modesti – Art historian, La Trobe University, Melbourne

Lecture on Italian women artists in the early modern period: Sofonisba Anguissola, Properzia de’ Rossi, Lavinia Fontana, Artemisia Gentileschi and Elisabetta Sirani. Issues discussed include: academy access, training and education, patronage and reception. Event in English. Limited places; please RSVP.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING / WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 17, 10am to 4pm

Villa Il Palmerino – Via del Palmerino 8/10, Florence

  • Sandra Walkeen – American figurative artist

During this hands-on outdoor course, participants will learn simple plein air set-ups and how to create appropriate color palettes, how to organize and capture the shapes, values and light source. For the ultimate beginner to the advanced student. Event in English and Italian. Admission: 60 euro; Lunch and materials included.

Please note: Unless otherwise specified, events are in Italian and admission is free.
Press and Public Relations: linda@advancingwomenartists.orghttp://www.advancingwomenartists.org – tel. 347/4891086
For information or reservations: info@palmerino.it http://www.palmerino.it – tel. 339/8944725

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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