Italian Night with Friends of the Uffizi Gallery
5-9 p.m. / Music
Performance by flute and guitar duo Silver Nightingale and Ramon Justicia / Lobby
5-9 p.m. / Music
Pop-jazz artist Roberta Rehner performs a mix of Broadway tunes and Italian themed music / Atrium
5:30 p.m. / Friends of Uffizi Gallery Lecture 1
Lisa Marie Browne, executive director of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery will provide an overview of the Italian Renaissance, with a special focus on the woman of the Renaissance, in a lecture titled Arte, Amore & Firenze. / Reynolds Classroom
5:30 p.m./ Tour
Marco Polo in China sponsored by pbpulse.com / Meet in the Lobby
6 p.m. / Italian films presented by Multilingual Society
Bold Italian Flavors (2006) Director: Walter Bencini
Bold Italian Flavors is a magazine series presented in an entertaining documentary format. This production reveals the tantalizing results of in depth research into the country's finest cuisine as we guarantee to reignite passions for almost-forgotten flavors. Enjoy the journey on our culinary exploration as we discover small producers of gastronomic excellence who are threatened by industrial agriculture, standardization, and blight.
Episode 1 – A Designer Bean
The Zolfino bean is the stuff of legend on Tuscany's agriculture and cuisine scene, reaching a show-stealing status in recent years like few other products. Rare, highly sought-after and expensive, the bean has even been imitated by poor-quality fakes as though it was a designer handbag.
Episode 2 - The Tradition of Zeri Lamb
Over the course of the centuries, the Zeri sheep breed has managed to distinguish itself from its other Italian cousins because of forced isolation in remote environments. Despite Zeri lamb being one of the jewels of Italian gastronomy, it found itself at risk of extinction.
6-8 p.m. / Wine tasting
Tasting features a selection of Italian wines
6-8 p.m. / Sketchbook Thursday with live model
Conveying Motion (Rolene Grams) / Delacorte gallery
6:30 p.m. / Tour
Italian Art in the Collection /Meet in lobby
7 p.m. / Friends of Uffizi Gallery Lecture 2
Gordon A. Lewis, Jr., founder and director of Fine Arts Conservancy will present, Against All Odds: the Dark Side of Man, The Forces of Nature and the Uffizi Gallery. In this lecture, Mr. Lewis recounts the many challenges the Uffizi Gallery has faced throughout the centuries, including floods and attempts by the Nazis during WWII to steal many important works and the efforts scholars and citizens have made to preserve the museum's artistic treasures, despite often insurmountable odds.
Dine / Fratelli Lyon
The restaurant offers an à la carte dinner menu from 5-8:30 p.m.
For reservations call (561) 832-5196 x 1123, or email email@example.com.
Half price admission on Thursdays all day (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) including Art After Dark.
FREE admission to Members and children 12 and under.
This program is made possible in part through the generosity of The Addison Hines Charitable Trust.
Media support generously provided by The Palm Beach Post and pbpulse.com.