Olivier Bernier, author
This class is sold out.
This program with author, historian, and noted lecturer Olivier Bernier includes a light breakfast and a gallery tour. The last session, on November 30, also includes a luncheon in the Balcony Lounge.
For over six centuries, Venice made its wealth and power visible through great art. From the marble and mosaics of St Mark's to Tiepolo's frescos, the Republic dazzled Europe. Civic peace, a wise constitution, and a talent for making money were combined with the understanding that artistic achievement matters, and the result was a spectacle that still dazzles us today.
"Gold, Mosaics, Marble: Byzantium Revisited"
"Celebrating Reality: The Early Renaissance"
"Genius at Work: Giorgione and Titian"
"Enduring Architecture: Palladio's Classicism"
"Rendezvous of Europe: Venice in the 18th Century"
Each class begins before the Museum opens to the public, giving Members the rare opportunity to view this work and gallery spaces without the crowds. Classes have limited availability for a more intimate experience.