The Northwest Chapter recently visited Italy where we dedicated the restoration of Arnaldo Pomodoro’s Sfera in honor of our Northwest Chapter’s co-founder, Thomas S. James, Jr. This sculpture, was donated by the artist in 1990 to the Vatican Museums where it was installed in the Pinecone Courtyard. The work is particularly striking in the architectural […]
Northwest Patron Molly Weiner is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame, double majoring in Theology & Italian with a minor in Art History. Molly is currently a Patron’s office intern at the Vatican. The Art of Humility My dear friends of the Northwest Chapter, there are so many things that I […]
We invite you to learn more about the exciting work of the Patrons and art restoration at our “Renaissance Restoration in Seattle” event on June 30. The Very Reverend Michael Ryan will present jointly with Mr. Nicholas Dorman, head of the Conservation Department at the Seattle Art Museum, on the restoration of the Renaissance painting Virgin with Child and Six […]
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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 […]