MHSM History Book Group: The Collector of Lives
October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Medford Historical Society & Museum and the Friends of the Medford Public Library. We will gather via Zoom. Participants must register on Eventbrite in advance and the zoom link will be sent. Books for each session will be available at the Library at the beginning of the previous month. Call the Library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy checked out to you for no-contact pickup or if you need assistance registering.
In this book by Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney, we learn about the achievements of Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574), a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar, best known for his new genre of artist biography entitled the Lives of the Artists (1550). He championed Florentine artists and set the standards by which the “Renaissance” would be understood as an Italian invention. He was also an accomplished architect and designed the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the “Vasari Corridor” an elevated passageway that connects Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti.
Kyna Hamill is a volunteer with MHSM and is the Director of the Core Curriculum at Boston University and runs a “Core in Florence” program each winter for students.