Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, and exhibition sponsors are invited to the opening celebration of Botticelli Drawings. Donors will preview the exhibition before it opens to the public, and partake in a cocktail reception with light bites and entertainment.
At 6:30 pm, guests will enjoy behind-the-scenes highlights in the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater with Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO, and Furio Rinaldi, curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and curator of Botticelli Drawings.
About the exhibition
Botticelli Drawings is the first exhibition ever dedicated to the drawings of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445–1510). Exploring the foundational role drawing played in Botticelli’s work, the exhibition traces his artistic journey, from studying under maestro Fra Filippo Lippi (ca. 1406–1469) to leading his own workshop in Florence. Featuring rarely seen and newly attributed works, reunited with iconic paintings, the exhibition provides insight into the design practice of an artist whose name is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance.
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Invitations to this event are a benefit for Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, and exhibition sponsors. Invitations will be sent to current eligible donors. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 415.750.7648.
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This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
Diane B. Wilsey
Barbara A. Wolfe
Roger Thomas and Arthur Libera
Wolfgang Ratjen Stiftung, Liechtenstein
Gretchen B. Kimball
Bettina S. Bryant
The Harris Family
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The Robert Lehman Foundation
Maria Manetti Shrem
Lynn and Edward Poole
Mary Sauer, Robert Doris, and Annie Doris
The Tavolozza Foundation
David A. Wollenberg
Additional support is provided by The Achenbach Graphic Arts Council, Luanne and Pete Andreotti, Alexandria and Dwight Ashdown, Sandra Bessières, Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, Robert Dance, Stanlee Gatti, Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco, Wendy W. Kwok and family, Moretti Fine Art LD, Jan and Bob Newman, Christina Ongerth, Parida Saennam and Austin Ligon, Sheila Wishek, and Andrea Woodner.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.