Join Renaissance Art Historian Dr. Rocky Ruggiero for an illuminating talk on the symbolic and compositional use of color in Renaissance paintings by Giotto, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli and Raphael.
Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Free for members | $16 general admission
Presented in the NSU Art Museum Horvitz Auditorium
*Ticket includes day-of Museum admission until 4 pm*
*Opening Reception ticket sold separately*
5:30 – 7:30 pm Members Opening Reception for
The Daily Act of Art Making
Three concurrent solo exhibitions:
Matthew Carone, Jaime Grant and Elizabeth Thompson
Free for members | $25 for non-members
Opening reception sponsored by Wayne and Lucretia Weiner.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Dr. Rocky Ruggiero has been a professor of art and architectural history since 1999. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Arts degree from Syracuse University, where he was awarded a prestigious Florence Fellowship in 1996. He furthered his art historical studies at the University of Exeter, UK, where he received a Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture. He is the author of the book Brunelleschi’s Basilica: The Building of Santo Spirito in Florence.
In addition to lecturing for various American universities in Florence, Italy, including Syracuse, Kent State, Vanderbilt, and Boston College, Dr. Ruggiero has also starred in various TV documentaries concerning the Italian Renaissance. He has appeared as an expert witness for NBC News, as well as in the History Channel’s “Engineering an Empire: Da Vinci’s World,” “Museum Secrets: the Uffizi Gallery,” and the NatGeo/NOVA PBS program “Great Cathedral Mystery.”
After living in Florence, Italy, for 20 years, Dr. Ruggiero now lives in the US where he offers online art history courses and educational webinars, as well as in-person lectures and cultural events throughout the country as a paid speaker on Italian art and architectural history. In Italy, Dr. Ruggiero offers private excursions and week-long travel programs throughout the country.
For his online courses, video lectures, documentaries, blogs and podcasts visit https://rockyruggiero.com.
Major support for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is provided by the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation Endowment, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Jerry Taylor and Nancy Bryant Foundation, Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Lillian S. Wells Foundation, Community Foundation of Broward, the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, Wege Foundation, Beaux Arts, Delia Moog, Dr. Barry and Judy Silverman, Broward Health, Friends of NSU Art Museum, Dr. Mariana Morris, and Spirit Charitable Foundation.
Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (1485) aesthetic painting. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.