Art and History of Renaissance Florence

Course Dates: 
5 weeks: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2018
Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Mark Gordon Smith
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Winter

We will review the rise of the Renaissance in Florence, focusing on the patronage of art and architecture within the framework of the Medici family's acquisition of power and wealth. From this remarkable era of the 10th to the 18th centuries, we can now enjoy works from Donatello to Michelangelo and virtually visit palaces and cathedrals adorned with glorious works of art. 

Mark Gordon Smith ( has traveled across Italy and studied Italian art for more than 40 years. He spent his early childhood in Tuscany. Mark is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and has presented numerous classes at College for Seniors.