I was invited to join Friends of the Uffizi by my dear friend Lisa Marie Browne to be part of the organizations’ Board of Advisors. I feel very honored to have served on it for the past couple of years. The Uffizi has solidified a beautiful relationship between the Browne and Rozencwaig families.
My mother is an artist, collector, and the editor/publisher of an art magazine. I have a Master’s Degree in art history, and I work as an art critic and curator. My husband and I are also collectors. My oldest daughter received a BFA from NYU, my middle one is a dancer, and my son is a musician. Art is in our DNA.
As an art historian and art lover, I value the Friends of the Uffizi role in restoring and supporting the Uffizi Galleries and their treasures. They are the keepers of some of the Western Civilization’s most valuable works of art.
I genuinely enjoy the Florentine Weekends if Florence, Italy, but most importantly, the wonderful people I have met on them and my involvement with the organization. I look forward to our visit to the Uffizi and the beautiful dinner at the Contessa Maria Vittoria’s house.
The major masterpieces of art history are special to me, for obvious reasons, including Michelangelo’s Doni Tondo, Boticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus, Caravaggio’s Medusa, and Artemisa Gentileschi’s Judith Beheading Holofernes. I also treasure the actual building, and I love our walks on the empty corridors filled with sculptures restored by the Friends of the Uffizi.