House of Secrets: Palazzo Rucellai

20 May 2020 - 18:00

Virtual Cultural Event, on Zoom

by Allison Levy 

 

This online lecture tells the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated facade. The house has witnessed endless drama, from the butchering of its interior to a courtyard suicide to champagne-fuelled orgies on the eve of World War I and a recent murder on its third floor. Join art historian Allison Levy on a virtual tour of this historic house, peering into its private spaces as well as into the lives that have played out under its roof for the past 600 years.

 

Allison Levy is Digital Scholarship Editor and Visiting Scholar in Italian Studies at Brown University. An art historian, she has published widely on early modern Italian visual and material culture. Her most recent book, from which this lecture is drawn, is House of Secrets: The Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo (Bloomsbury, 2020).

The talk will last about 40 mins, and will be followed by a discussion using the power of video conferencing.  

 

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Topic:  Zoom Lecture:  

House of Secrets:  Palazzo Rucellai

Time:  Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 18:00  (Florence)

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