Bertoldo di Giovanni, Lorenzo de’ Medici, il Magnifico, 1449-1492 (The Pazzi Conspiracy Medal)

Bertoldo di Giovanni
Lorenzo de’ Medici, il Magnifico, 1449-1492 (The Pazzi Conspiracy Medal) [obverse]
Italian, c. 1430/1440 – 1491, 1478, bronze
Samuel H. Kress Collection

MCCC is planning a trip to visit the National Gallery of Art on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 for a special tour of the Renaissance medals in their collection.

Elanora Luciano, Assistant Curator of Sculpture, will meet the group to show some of the NGA’s more important pieces. Most pieces will be from the Italian Renaissance, which is what the collection is known for. At the request of members she will also show a couple of Neapolitan medals and a couple of medals of Henry VIII (later casts) and a cast of the Thomas Simon Second Great Seal of England of 1656.

We will meet Ms. Luciano at the Seventh Street entrance to the museum at 12:30 pm and then proceed to the medals study room located off of Gallery G16 on the ground floor of the West building near the 7th Street entrance.


This trip is open to MCCC members only. You must have your 2015 dues paid by March 10, 2015 in order to attend this event. It is a great opportunity for the low cost of $8!

Here is a link to a podcast “Why Medals Matter.” In the podcast, Ms. Luciano discussed the medals at the time of the release of NGA’s two volume, 1200 page catalog of its medals in 2008.

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