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Art History Course: The Art, Life, and Myth of Michelangelo

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Oct 27 2015
Art History Course: The Art, Life, and Myth of Michelangelo

Art History Course The Art, Life, and Myth of Michelangelo presented by Tamara Smithers, associate professor, Department of Art and Design, Austin Peay State University.

This three-part class introduces the major artworks and life of the great Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564). Explore the artist’s sculptures, drawings, paintings, and architecture—and the cultural context in which they were created—from his early career in Florence to his final years in Rome.

Dr. Smithers will discuss Michelangelo’s major works in sculpture, drawing, painting, and architecture as well as his working process. Attendees will also learn how to read the meaning of Michelangelo’s artwork within the cultural, historical, political and social context of Italy during the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Image: Michelangelo Buonarroti. Study for the Head of Leda, ca. 1529. Red chalk. 354 x 269 mm. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, inv. 7F


$30/Members (for all three sessions)

$40/Not-yet-members (for all three sessions)

Space is limited! Advance registration is required by Friday, October 9; call (615) 744-3355 or Register Online. Participants must be 18 or older.

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Additional time info:

Frist Center Rechter Room                                             

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.

Guests are encouraged to carpool and use rideshare services. You may also want to consider using WeGo Public Transit.

Parking rates
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Credit cards only; no cash accepted)

A flat rate parking fee may apply for certain special events.

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