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RAPHAEL: THE WOMAN WITH THE VEIL

Presented by Arte ITALIA, through its relationship with New York-based Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, Raphael’s masterpiece painting The Woman with the Veil will be exhibited in the E. L. Wiegand Gallery at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV from January 9 through March 21, 2010.

Depicting a woman wearing a veil the painting embodies some of the high Renaissance master’s distinctive qualities: his control over pigment and color, and a serenity that contrasts with the style of his mentors and fellow icons of the era including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Founded in Reno, NV and operated by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, Arte ITALIA promotes the exploration and conservation of Italian culture, including innovative exhibitions of classic Italian art and culinary programs featuring renowned Italian chefs.

This exhibition is presented by E.L. Wiegand Foundation’s Arte ITALIA, organized by the Portland Art Museum and supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. This exhibition was made possible by the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture.
PUBLIC EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

Opening Talk: David Alan Brown on Raphael
Saturday, January 9 / 11 am
David Alan Brown, renowned Renaissance scholar and Curator of Italian Painting at the National Gallery of Art, presents the opening talk on Raphael’s masterpiece, The Woman with the Veil. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Raphael’s life from one of the world’s foremost scholars of the Renaissance period. $12/$10 Museum members. Purchase tickets online at nevadaart.org/tickets or at the Museum admissions desk.

Dinner with the Girl
Thursday, January 28 / seatings at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm
Enjoy an intimate dinner inspired by the Marche/Urbino region of Italy, home of Raphael, during this unique evening celebrating Raphael: The Woman with the Veil. Prepared by Café Musée, the three course dinner includes admission to the Museum. Cost: $40 non-members /$30 Museum members. Advance reservations are required at 775.332.1848 ex. 104.

Arte ITALIA Day – Free Admission To See Raphael: The Woman with the Veil
Thursday, Feb. 25 / 10am – 8pm
See Raphael: The Woman with the Veil for free at the Nevada Museum of Art during Arte ITALIA Day on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 10 am to 8 pm. Generously hosted by Arte ITALIA. Cost: Admission is free to everyone on Thursday, February 25, 2010 only.

ART BITE: Fashion and Fabric of Renaissance Italy
Friday, January 15 / noon
Join us for a fascinating look at the textiles of sixteenth-century Italy. Jan Loverin, Curator of the Nevada State Museum Marjorie Russell Clothing and Textile Research Center, discusses the fabrics illustrated in Raphael’s The Woman with the Veil, and explains the history and design of the lush textiles of the period.
These half-hour dialogues invite guests to experience an informal and intimate introduction to works in the galleries. $5 / $4 Museum members. The Art Bite series is supported, in part, by the Gabelli Foundation.

hands/ON! SUNDAY FAMILY PROGRAM
Sunday, January 31 / Contour Portraits
Explore Raphael: The Woman With the Veil and create a fun contour drawing of someone in your family. Outline your portrait in colored markers or pastels to make a special keepsake. One-hour sessions beginning at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Bring the entire family for this free, fun program featuring hands-on art projects and gallery activities for all ages. Admission to hands/ON! is free. Sponsored by the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, the Mathewson CLAT #5, the Sato Foundation and Tahoe Creamery.

Guided Tours
Thursdays (except First Thursdays) / 6 pm
(Including: Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 11, 18, 25; Mar. 11, 18)
Saturdays and Sundays / 1 pm
(Including: Jan. 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31; Feb. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28; Mar. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21)
Guided Tours are free with admission and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not needed. Spanish language tours can be arranged by calling 775.329.3333 ex. 253.

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