Botticelli’s signature style—including strong contours and transparent, flowing drapery—is instantly recognizable five centuries later. But what does it mean if the top artistic brand of 15th-century Florence was often produced by group of helpers in a workshop? And how did Botticelli fit into the rich artistic milieu of Renaissance Florence? Explore the creative process in a painter’s studio in the Italian Renaissance with curator of “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine,” and hear about the challenges of organizing an exhibition about such a familiar artist. 

Frederick Ilchman, chair and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe; curator of “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine”