MEMBERS ONLY TOUR: Bertoldo di Giovanni at the Frick Collection

05 December 2019 / 4:30 am - 5:30 am

Join us for a tour at the Frick Collection on December 5th for an in-depth look at the work of Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni. Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491) was a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo “il Magnifico” de’ Medici, who was his principal patron. The exhibit consists of more than twenty of Bertoldo’s statues, reliefs, medals, and statuettes which constitute nearly his entire extant oeuvre. They are on view exclusively at the Frick, which also houses the only sculptural figure by Bertoldo outside of Europe. Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence brings into focus the sculptor’s unique position at the heart of the artistic and political landscape in fifteenth-century Italy.

The tour will be guided by one of our current fellows Claudia Daniotti. Claudia is an art historian and researcher specializing in Italian Renaissance art, with an emphasis on iconography, the classical tradition and the transmission of visual motifs from antiquity to the present times. She holds a PhD from the Warburg Institute, University London, and a BA (Hons) and MA in History of Art from the Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Her first monograph on the reception of the myth of Alexander the Great in Renaissance Italian art, based on her doctoral dissertation, will be published in 2020.

Claudia is an experienced tour guide, having led bespoke guided tours to museum permanent collections and temporary exhibitions for years, both in Italy and the UK. She has published extensively in the fields of the classical tradition and fourteenth- to eighteenth-century art history, contributing essays, articles and catalogue entries to a number of edited volumes, journals, exhibition catalogues and conference proceedings.

Please note this tour is limited to 15 people and it will be free though we do ask that members donate if they can. CIMA members will receive an email invite to the guided tour and are invited to RSVP by email. Slots will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis.


Members receive free admission to CIMA, access outside of regular public hours, a copy of the annual catalogue, and invitations to exclusive events and receptions.