Indagare Art Club:
The Medici, Power and Patronage

This program with art historian Elaine Ruffolo explores the power and patronage of the Medici family in Renaissance Florence. Despite living in a Republican city-state in Italy, the Medici dynasty spanned finance, politics, religion, and of course, the arts. You’ll begin in the early 1430s with the rise of Cosimo de Medici, move through the golden era under Lorenzo il Magnifico and discuss the family’s ultimate goal: a Papal tiara. The club’s final session culminates in a live stream tour of Florence; you’ll walk (virtually, with Elaine as your guide) in the footsteps of the great artists and historical figures you’ve been learning about together.  

4 sessions, January 11 to March 8 2022 
Time: Select Tuesdays, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. ET, with the exception of the final session which will start at 11:00 a.m ET to take full advantage of the daylight in Florence.
Each class includes lecture and Q&A and runs one hour.

Club Fee: $650
Prorated Pricing: $488

  • Tuesday, January 11, 12:00 p.m ET: The Medici: Bankers to Popes Recording Available

  • Tuesday, February 1, 12:00 p.m. ET: The Golden Age of Florence

  • Tuesday, February 22, 12:00 p.m. ET: Magnificenza: The Medici Dukes

  • Tuesday, March  8, 11:00 a.m. ET*:  An Art Lover’s Walk Through Florence


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Note: Each session will be recorded and made available following the program, if you are unable to attend a session. Attendance at every session, however, is recommended for an optimal learning experience, as there will be Q&A and discussion in all Indagare Clubs.

Elaine Ruffolo is leading an Insider Journey to Florence from April. 3-9, 2022. You can find more information, here, and should you sign up for the trip, you will be automatically enrolled in this Club offering. Should you be interested in learning more, you can contact 

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