“Florence and the Medici” is the topic of the free lecture slated for Friday, November 8, at St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg (George Street entrance). Dr. Julia DeLancey, Professor of Art History at University of Mary Washington, will explore the powerful Medici family and its patronage of the arts and humanism in Renaissance Florence. A brief reception begins at 6:30, followed by the lecture at 7 PM. The free event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg-Este Association. Donations will be accepted.
Dr. DeLancey earned her PhD at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Her research focuses on the history of visual culture in 16th Century Venice and Florence.
The lecture is part of an ongoing series of talks that relate to Italy, sponsored by the Fredericksburg-Este Association, and offered free to the public.
The Fredericksburg-Este Association, founded in 2015, nurtures friendship and cultural understanding between Fredericksburg, VA and Este, Italy, through exchanges, programs, and events.
November 8: Dr. Julia DeLancey, UMW professor of art history, lectured on the popular topic of Florence and the Medici, at St. George’s, again, with over 100 in attendance.