Sixteen

Good food, beautiful music set an authentic Italian mood

Good food, beautiful music set an authentic Italian mood

Sixteen pieces from Sandro Botticelli, the latest international exhibit to have its American debut at the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary, opens Saturday.

Botticelli was a contemporary of Michelangelo as well as Leonardo da Vinci, whose work was the focus of another Muscarelle exhibit in 2015. The works featured in "Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities" comes from six Italian cities.

Part of the exhibit is a painting being shown in the United States for the first time, "Venus" which features a nude figure against a dark, plain background. It replicates...

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