June 16, 2017
Sculptor Pietro Bracci was born June 16, 1700 in Rome.

January 14, 2017
The British Museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759.

November 6, 2015
Favorite Artwork Fact File What is your favorite Italian artwork?

March 9, 2015
Humanist scholar Leonardo Bruni died on 9 March 1444 in Florence.

December 8, 2014
Ilaria del Carretto Died on 8 December 1405.

November 17, 2014
Today (17 November) is the Anniversary of Venetian Sculptor-Architect Tullio Lombardo’s Death in 1532.

October 13, 2013
Antonio Canova died on this day in 1822 in Venice at age 65.

August 20, 2013
The BBC reports that scientists in Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

August 19, 2013
Painter Andrea del Castagno was buried on this day in 1457 in Florence.

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