Michelangelo’s World

Friday, October 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

A giant of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo Buonarroti has left an unparalleled legacy of brilliant, highly personal art, architecture and poetry. The San Francisco Choral Artists will present a program of sacred and secular choral music from Renaissance Italy, featuring compositions from Rome and Florence. Princeton Professor Theodore Rabb will present an overview of Michelangelo’s life from his native Florence to the Rome that witnessed his greatest fame.

Saturday, October 13, 2001 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

New View of an Old Master Frescoes in the Vatican Palace and architecture and sculpture for St. Peter’s Basilica link this passionate Florentine patriot inextricably with the Eternal City of the popes. William Wallace offers a brilliant new biography of Michelangelo; art historian Loren Partridge reexamines “The Last Judgement;” Marc Levoy shows remarkable images of sculpture from Stanford University’s Digital Michelangelo Project. Renaissance expert Eric Apfelstadt moderates.


Eric Apfelstadt, Dean, Santa Clara U
Bernadine, Barnes Art, Wake Forest U
Marc Levoy, Computer Science, Stanford
Loren Partridge, Art History, UC Berkeley
Theodore Rabb, History, Princeton
Willliam Wallace, Art History, Washington U