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Redefining Beauty: Giovanna

Do you believe in miracles? Giovanna did. During the plague of 1630, she wanted to protect her neighbors in the Corte Nova in Venice’s Castello district. Watch this video to learn more about what Giovanna did and see where she … Continue reading

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Gilded Age

Have you ever moved in close to one of those early Renaissance panels with the gold leaf and really looked at the layers and colors and textures of it? The way the gold has a red undercoat, and how little … Continue reading

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