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The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence
The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

$15 – $19, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

$15 – $19, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

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Mary Kisler on The Corsini Collection
Mary Kisler on The Corsini Collection

1pm

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Join Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for an introduction to new exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence and discover how this important private collection came to New Zealand.

Mary Kisler on The Corsini Collection

1pm

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A final introduction to The Corsini Collection
A final introduction to The Corsini Collection

1pm

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Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson for a final introduction to The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence and how this important private collection came to New Zealand.

A final introduction to The Corsini Collection

1pm

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The Corsini Collection: Panel discussion
The Corsini Collection: Panel discussion

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Join our special guests from the Corsini family, Contessa Elisabetta Minutoli Tegrimi and Contessa Livia Sanminiatelli Branca in conversation with the Italian ambassador to New Zealand, Fabrizio Marcelli.

The Corsini Collection: Panel discussion

1pm

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Members preview: The Corsini Collection
Members preview: The Corsini Collection

12–4pm

Members-only

Join us for an exclusive Members preview of The Corsini Collection: A window on Renaissance Florence on the day before it opens to the public. 

Members preview: The Corsini Collection

12–4pm

Members-only

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Italian Language Weekend: Tours of The Corsini Collection
Italian Language Weekend: Tours of The Corsini Collection

11am and 12pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Join Gallery Volunteer Guides and Dante Alighieri students Annemarie Hay and Helen Clark for tour of The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence​.

Italian Language Weekend: Tours of The Corsini Collection

11am and 12pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

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The Corsini Collection Open Lates: SWIDT
The Corsini Collection Open Lates: SWIDT

6–10pm

$25 + booking fee Buy tickets

Perhaps not the chamber music you’d expect to accompany Auckland Art Gallery’s latest exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, the live entertainment for this series of Open Lates showcases the talents of some of the new Renaissance people in the local music scene. 

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The Corsini Collection Open Lates: Melodownz *POSTPONED*
The Corsini Collection Open Lates: Melodownz *POSTPONED*

6–10pm

Perhaps not the chamber music you’d expect to accompany Auckland Art Gallery’s latest exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, the live entertainment for this series of Open Lates showcases the talents of some of the new Renaissance people in the local music scene. 

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The Corsini Collection Open Lates: JessB and Melodownz
The Corsini Collection Open Lates: JessB and Melodownz

6–9.30pm

$25 + booking fee Buy tickets

Perhaps not the chamber music you’d expect to accompany Auckland Art Gallery’s latest exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, the live entertainment for this series of Open Lates showcases the talents of some of the new Renaissance people in the local music scene. 

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The Corsini Collection: Continuing Education Lecture Series
The Corsini Collection: Continuing Education Lecture Series

11am –1pm

$150 Members, $190 non-Members Book now

Join Auckland Art Gallery Senior Curator Mary Kisler for a three-part course exploring Florentine life through Renaissance and Baroque artworks in The Corsini Collection.

The Corsini Collection: Continuing Education Lecture Series

11am –1pm

$150 Members, $190 non-Members Book now

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Art bite: Eleanor Matthews on still lifes in The Corsini Collection
Art bite: Eleanor Matthews on still lifes in The Corsini Collection

12pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Join BA Art History Honours student, Eleanor Mathews for a short talk on some of the still lifes in The Corsini Collection

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Corsini family
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Corsini family

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on new exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

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David Maskill: Hyacinthe Rigaud’s portrait of Don Neri Corsini
David Maskill: Hyacinthe Rigaud’s portrait of Don Neri Corsini

1pm

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Senior Lecturer, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at Victoria University, David Maskill, discusses the portrait by the Catalan-born, Paris-based, Baroque painter, Hyacinthe Rigaud who specialised in painting the aristocracy.

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Natalie Bell: Renaissance portraits of women
Natalie Bell: Renaissance portraits of women

1pm

Join Dr Natalie Bell for an illustrated overview that includes key portraits from the Renaissance, as well comparative material from The Corsini Collection and gain a fascinating insight into the role of women during this period.

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Alfa Romeo classic car display
Alfa Romeo classic car display

10am – 4pm

Free

On the opening weekend of The Corsini Collection, enjoy a selection of late model designs care of Alfa Romeo Owners Club of New Zealand and Winger Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo classic car display

10am – 4pm

Free

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'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds
'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Travel back in time! Let the amazing frames of the artworks in The Corsini Collection inspire you to design and create your own exquisite portrait frame. Explore the patterns, colours and textures of the Corsini frames and start creating!

'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds
'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Travel back in time! Let the amazing frames of the artworks in The Corsini Collection inspire you to design and create your own exquisite portrait frame. Explore the patterns, colours and textures of the Corsini frames and start creating!

'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on Food and The Italian Kitchen
Art bite: Mary Kisler on Food and The Italian Kitchen

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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Carolina Izzo: Making paint in the Renaissance
Carolina Izzo: Making paint in the Renaissance

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Painting conservator Carolina Izzo discusses the intriguing events surrounding some of the works in The Corsini Collection and the extraordinary methods used by the Renaissance and Baroque artists to make their paint.

Carolina Izzo: Making paint in the Renaissance

1pm

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Baroque
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Baroque

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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Italian classical music: Luca Manghi and David Kelly
Italian classical music: Luca Manghi and David Kelly

2pm & 3pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

On the opening weekend of The Corsini Collection, enjoy a selection music from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries with Luca Manghi on flute and David Kelly on harpsicord. 

Italian classical music: Luca Manghi and David Kelly

2pm & 3pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

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The art of making a good Italian coffee at home
The art of making a good Italian coffee at home

12pm

Free

On the opening weekend of The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, join Silvia Contardi from Segafredo Zanetti for a demonstration on making a good coffee at home.

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'Mystery Cassoni' for 6–8 year olds
'Mystery Cassoni' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Calling all artists with imaginations! Take up the challenge of the Mystery CassoniCassoni are chests which families fill with treasures. Your challenge is to create an artwork using the special things in our chest. The Corsini Collection is itself like one big treasure chest filled with treasures the family have cared for over 600 years. Explore, experiment, design and create.

'Mystery Cassoni' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the city of Florence
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the city of Florence

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection and International Art for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on The Florence Flood of 1966
Art bite: Mary Kisler on The Florence Flood of 1966

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Renaissance
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Renaissance

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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'Mystery Cassoni' for 6–8 year olds
'Mystery Cassoni' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Calling all artists with imaginations! Take up the challenge of the Mystery CassoniCassoni are chests which families fill with treasures. Your challenge is to create an artwork using the special things in our chest. The Corsini Collection is itself like one big treasure chest filled with treasures the family have cared for over 600 years. Explore, experiment, design and create.

'Mystery Cassoni' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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Francis McWhannell: Picturing Piety – Italian Religious Art
Francis McWhannell: Picturing Piety – Italian Religious Art

1pm

Free

Freelance writer and curator Francis McWhannell presents an illustrated talk on artworks with religious themes produced during the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods, taking cues from the exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

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Phyllis Mossman: Raphael and the Popes
Phyllis Mossman: Raphael and the Popes

1pm

Free

Join Phyllis Mossman, from the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, for an illustrated insight into Raphael and his relationship to two popes, Julius II (whose portrait cartoon is in The Corsini Collection) and Leo X. 

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Art Lovers' Film: Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood
Art Lovers' Film: Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Book now

for an advance screening of Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood introduced by Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki​.

Art Lovers' Film: Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Book now

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Art bite: Alicia Taylor on The French Connection
Art bite: Alicia Taylor on The French Connection

12pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Join BA Art History Honours student, Alicia Taylor as she discusses the political relationship between Florence and Paris within a broader context of the works in The Corsini Collection.

Art bite: Alicia Taylor on The French Connection

12pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

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Florence: Days of Destruction (Per Firenze) 1966
Florence: Days of Destruction (Per Firenze) 1966

1pm

Free

Please join us for a one-off screening of Florence: Days of Destruction, Franco Zeffirelli’s rare documentary of devastation to the city of Florence and the art and cultural history in its museums, archives, and churches.

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'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds
'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 + booking fee Book now

Represent yourself or your whānau/family through a shield, family tree or coat of arms. In the past people used family trees, shields and coats of arms to identify themselves down the generations. Experiment with mixed-media collage and create a shield for your whānau.

'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 + booking fee Book now

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Don Bassett: Florentine art and architecture
Don Bassett: Florentine art and architecture

1pm

Free

Former Senior Lecturer, Art History at University of Auckland, Dr Don Bassett looks at some of the key architectural designs in Florence – medieval, early and High Renaissance – and places them into context with the artistic styles.

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The art of making fresh pasta
The art of making fresh pasta

3pm

Free entry

Stefania Ugolini and John van Houten from Italian restaurant and pastificio, Pasta & Cuore, share their secrets of making fresh pasta.

The art of making fresh pasta

3pm

Free entry

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