During the exciting week of the Nantucket Historical Association’s August Antique Show, the love of preservation and history of art in many forms came together between the Historical Association and the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery. On August fifth, Rick and Marie Wackenhut opened their immaculately restored and preserved “East Brick” home in Nantucket to specially invited guests. The gardens bloomed with hydrangeas and surrounding the beautifully decorated tent were tables set with exquisite china, embroidered linens and floral arrangements. A quartet of music filled the summer air as the guests gossiped of art and the beauty surrounding them. Susan and John Domenico the Market Director of U.S. Trust, Wealth Management in Palm Beach, were the luncheon co-hosts. An exhibition of the classic art of Christina Mastrangelo, who had just returned from her studies in Florence, thrilled the crowd of 68 people who had gathered to enjoy the occasion. A quick downpour just as cocktails began brought the guests together and barely dampened their spirits as they marveled at the perfect restoration details of the East Brick interior, reflecting the grandeur of 1885, when it was built. The sun returned and the guests moved from the beauty of the East Brick interior to the garden tent to enjoy the delicious lunch as they heard from Gordon Lewis, Art Conservator, of the history of the Uffizi Gallery and the mission of the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery.