Closing Tour With Guest Curator Arthur Blumenthal, Ph.D.

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Join Dr. Arthur Blumenthal for the closing exhibition tour of "In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura," which runs through Sunday, December 18, 2016.

"In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura" is the first-ever exhibition of the art of Francesco de Mura (1696–1782), arguably the greatest painter of the Golden Age of Naples. The leader in his day of the Neapolitan School and the favorite of the reigning Bourbon King Charles VII, De Mura was the chief painter of decorative cycles to emerge from the studio of Francesco Solimena (1657-1747), the celebrated Baroque artist. De Mura’s refined and elegant compositions, with their exquisite light and airy colors, heralded the rococo in Naples, and his later style led to Neo-Classicism.

The exhibition—which will travel to the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College—features more than 40 works by De Mura from museums and private collections in the United States, as well as Italy and the United Kingdom.

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s painting by De Mura “The Visitation,” ca. 1752 was the impetus for this show, which was curated by Dr. Arthur Blumenthal, Director Emeritus of the Cornell. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the museum and D. Giles Ltd., available in the museum’s gift shop.

Free Admission and open to the Community. Please share this event with your friends, family, and colleagues!

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located on the Rollins College campus. No reservations or tickets are required for this event. Free parking is available on campus and in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a Museum-validated parking stub.

The museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays and for installation of new exhibitions.

The museum will be closed Monday, December 19 through Friday, January 13 for the college’s holiday break and installation of upcoming exhibitions “The Black Figure in the European Imaginary,” Afrofantastic: Black Imagination and Agency in the American Experience,” and “Reframing the Picture, Reclaiming the Past,” which open on Saturday, January 14.
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