As one of the leading masters of the Italian High Renaissance and the preeminent sculptor of the 16th century, Michelangelo Buonarrotti will always be an exciting draw for museum-goers.
On October 7, the Loveland Museum in Colorado will open a blockbuster exhibition featuring bronze casts of six of Michelangelo’s bossetti — small sculptural models made of clay, wax, and wood. Titled “Touched By The Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models,” the exhibition provides “crucial insights into the complex technical methods and aesthetic concepts followed by Michelangelo in executing such monumental carved works as the ‘David’ and the ‘Captive Slaves,’” the museum writes. “The creation of bronze casts allows for Michelangelo’s sculptural designs to be made available to a wider viewing public and the durable nature of bronze permits a unique interactive museum experience in which visitors can touch and explore the artistry of Michelangelo’s creations.”
A free Artist-To-Artist Exhibit tour will be hosted at the museum on Friday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m. with Loveland sculptor Jack Kreutzer. On Thursday, November 16, at 5:30 p.m. the museum will host a Gallery Talk with Jim Richerson, CEO of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.
To learn more, visit the Loveland Museum.
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