Our chapter met at the home of Frederick and Connie Scheetz. We were treated to a viewing and history of their collection of 17th to 19th century British portraiture. Afterwards we enjoyed a lovely dinner. We concluded the evening with a chapter discussion of topics for the upcoming international Patrons leaders meeting.
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Don’t miss out on the trip of a lifetime. Five-star luxury paired with “won’t believe it until you’ve experienced it” access to world-famous art and culture. Highlights include the 57th Annual Venice Biennale, private tours of Rome by art historian and TED speaker Elizabeth Lev, Vatican VIP experiences, including one-of-a-kind access to their world famous […]
The Hanzeli family (Gabe, Katie, Chris and Michele) was in Rome in June as part of a pilgrimage for the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order. They visited the Vatican museums to see among other items the Hermes. They were wonderfully treated to the visit by Romina and the restorer Massimo. Enjoy the photos of Massimo’s restoration progress […]
She’s big, she’s beautiful and she is ours! That’s right–Sfera is officially the Northwest Patrons next chapter project for the 2016-2017 year! Does she seem familiar? It might be because she is located in the center of the Cortile della Pigna (the Pine Cone courtyard), seen by all visitors of the Vatican Museums, or it might be from […]
On Friday March 18, the NW Patrons enjoyed a special lecture by Dr. Robert C. Stacey, Dean of the University of Washington’s College of Arts and Sciences. The event took place at the Henry Art Gallery on the UW campus and began with a social hour where members and their guests had the opportunity to […]
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It is our pleasure to share with you exciting news from the Vatican regarding our Chapter’s current project, Hermes. During a previous restoration in the second half of the 1900s, a new iron nail was placed in Hermes in order to provide more stability. The shape of this nail did not suite the original spot […]
Citizen of Rome, Art Historian, and Lecturer, Elizabeth Lev, traveled to Seattle August 25, 2015 to share her considerable insights on the founding and significance of the Vatican Art Museums. Ms. Lev’s topic, “Of Fig Leaves and Frescoes,” covered the founding of the Vatican Art Museum by Pope Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere, 1503-1513), fund-raising […]