I joined the Friends of the Uffizi in Three words: Lisa Marie Browne
I love art and Italy. Anything I can do, even at a minimal level will help ensure the future of the great masterpieces in the Uffizi.
As a Leonardo Member, I love the trips, the special events in FL, getting to know the wonderful, dedicated members and most of all having an up close and personal tour of the Uffizi. Art historian, Rocky Ruggerio and his lectures are a bonus!
There are particular artworks and areas of the Uffizi galleries that are special to me. Most definitely the Botticelli and Michelangelo rooms. The main corridor is the most impressive of all!
Art has always been my go-to safe place. It inspires and excites me. It was my major in college. My daughter is an art teacher. I think art is everywhere. Makes you appreciate the simple things in nature and think about the more profound beyond what you see.
I always look forward to the Florentine Cultural Weekends and to the private tour of the Uffizi Gallery the most. The rest is icing on the cake. I love the dinners, the lectures and just enjoying Florence with the wonderful people on the weekend. The special program in the new Michelangelo Room was one of the many experiences during the Florentine weekend that highlight my memory of visiting the Uffizi. The memory of watching the restorers tediously working on the frescoes was one I will never forget.