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The Artistic Heritage of Modena, Italy: From the Court of Francesco I d'Este to the 2012 Earthquake

Attend an afternoon of talks.

3:00 p.m.
Wounded Art: The May 2012 Earthquake in Emilia-Romagna and the Damage to the Artistic Heritage
Stefano Casciu, Soprintendente per i Beni Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici di Modena e Reggio Emilia

3:30 p.m.
At the Origin of the Galleria Estense: Francesco I d'Este as Patron and Collector
Davide Gasparotto, Director, Galleria Estense, Modena

4:00 p.m.
The Art of Diplomacy: Velázquez's Portrait of Francesco I d'Este
Xavier F. Salomon, Curator, Department of European Paintings, MMA

Presented with the exhibition Velázquez's Portrait of Duke Francesco I d'Este: A Masterpiece from the Galleria Estense, Modena.

The exhibition is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici di Modena e Reggio Emilia and the Galleria Estense.

Support is provided by the Consulate General of Italy in New York and Ferrero USA Inc. as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States.

Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.   Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

Free with Museum admission

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Gain insight into the Museum, its exhibitions, and its projects through engaging afternoon programs organized around specific themes.

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.