Friday, August 23, 2013


By Nancy Condit

Sandro Botticelli (and Possibly Assistant). The Annunciation, ca. 1490–95. Oil, tempera, and gold leaf on walnut panel. 19 1/2 x 24 7/16 in. (49.5 x 61.9 cm). Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (174). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has opened their fall show from the Glasgow Museums with the relatively small -- 19 1/2" by 24 7/1" --  exquisite painting of Botticelli's, The Annunciation, to Guardi's landscape from the canals,  View of San Giorgio Maggiore, ca. 1760, included in well educated northern Europeans' Grand Tour, to the lush portrait of Mancini's The Sulky Boy, painted in l875.

Antonio Mancini, The Sulky Boy, 1876, Oil on canvas, 37 13/16 x 30 7/16 in. (96 x 77.l cm), Glasgow Museums: Bequeathed by David Perry, 1940 (2191), c. CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection, Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts.
"The Glasgow collection is one of the finest in Northern Europe," said president and CEO E. Michael Whitting. He is particularly pleased with the museum's being able to present the scope and quality of the Italian paintings.
Organized into five chronological sections, Of Heaven and Earth includes paintings from the five principal artistic centers of Italy -- Rome, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Naples and Venice. 

Be sure to catch the two Titians Christ and the Adulteress and Head of a Man, with the explanatory placard or one of the catalogues placed around the galleries. 

The exhibition runs August 24 - November 17. Museum hours are 10 - 5 Tuesday through Sunday, with
the museum galleries open until 9 and rooftop music and drinks on Thursdays. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, college students, and children 6-8, military with ID are free until September 2, and $5after that, and children 5 and under are free. Check with the museum for tour information.
Contact, email or call 236-3100. 


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