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Who was Pontormo?

Who was Pontormo?

Jacopo Carrucci, better known as Pontormo, was a late Renaissance painter and one of the main representatives of the artistic style often referred to as Mannerism. He was born in the small town of Pontorme, near Empoli in Tuscany, in 1494 to a painter and his wife, but was orphaned as a child and raised...

October 15, 2018October 12, 2018
Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo talks and events in New York

Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo talks and events in New York

Our painting of the Visitation by Pontormo has traveled to New York, where it’s currently part of the exhibition Miraculous Encounters at the Morgan Library and Museum. Curators Bruce Edelstein and Davide Gasparotto have organized a number of events there to share recent research about the painting with the general public. We hope you’ll go...

September 13, 2018September 26, 2018
Crowdfunding rewards for our Indiegogo Donors

Crowdfunding rewards for our Indiegogo Donors

The following is a more detailed description of the rewards available to donors of the #VisitingVisitation project (thank you!) on Indiegogo. The Parish wishes to thank the following prize sponsors who have generously supported our fundraising through the provision of free or discounted products and services. The campaign is active from September 6 2018 for...

September 6, 2018September 6, 2018
#VisitingVisitation draws the attention of the press

#VisitingVisitation draws the attention of the press

While we’re adding the finishing touches to the upcoming crowdfunding campaign, the exhibition “Miraculous Encounters” and #VisitingVisitation is drawing the attention of Italian media outlets. Thanks to the contribution of the “art fanatic” Fabrizi Moretti, a popular tv show on Canale 5, Matrix Chiambretti, aired a video from our church in Carmignano focusing on the...

May 23, 2018May 24, 2018
Visitation leaves Carmignano

Visitation leaves Carmignano

The big day has finally arrived: The Visitation left for the long journey in search of support for the renovation of its house, the Church of Santi Michele e Francesco in Carmignano, Prato, Italy. On the morning of May 3 our church was in full swing: the company specialized in the transport of precious paintings,...

May 4, 2018May 23, 2018
#VisitingVisitation team meets the citizens of Carmignano

#VisitingVisitation team meets the citizens of Carmignano

Last night, our Church hosted a captivating illustrative meeting on the exciting journey that “The Visitation” will go on around the world in search for support and funds for the renovation of its historic home. Curator Bruce Edelstein spoke about the traveling exhibition (Florence – New York – Los Angeles), explaining his recent research on...

May 3, 2018May 23, 2018