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Botticelli and the Search for the Divine
April 15, 2017 - July 9, 2017
On display at the Museum of Fine Arts for just under three months, beginning on April 15, is the largest collection of Sandro Botticelli paintings in the United States. Two dozen works, including the museum’s own Virgin and the Child with Saint John the Baptist, circa 1500, will celebrate the achievements of the Florentine artist. Study his interpretations of classical mythology (Venus, Minerva, and the Greek centaurs) and, later, the staunchly religious works that appeared during the city’s theocratic rule. Joining the Botticellis in the Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery are paintings by Filippo Lippi (Botticelli’s mentor) and other 15th-century peers. On June 1, members of the MFA can join a conversation with the exhibition’s curator. Tickets are free, and go on sale on March 9—friends can join members for $25. For more information, visit the MFA exhibition’s website. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts.