Cummer Amelia An Afternoon of Art: Rome as a Center for the Arts

February 28, 2019
2 to 4 P.M.

Thu, Feb 28 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Free | No registration required
Fernandina Beach Branch Library 

This presentation will focus on the Eternal City as a source of opportunity and patronage for artists such Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and countless others. The central role of Rome as an artistic and training hub was sustained by the presence of wealthy merchants, bankers, ecclesiastic figures and, of course, the Church. Artists from all corners of Europe, and later the United States, from the 15th century forward, flocked to the Italian city. Works from the Museum’s collection offer many examples, including paintings by Claude Lorrain and Charles-Joseph Natoire. For further information, please contact Brittany Nazario at bnazario@cummermuseum.org or 904.899.6007.