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Nelli's "Last Supper"

3 Saints to Go for AWA Restoration in May

Advancing Women Artists, the non-profit organization, launched a campaign one year ago to generate $145,000 to complete Phase II of Nelli’s Last Supper restoration. Donors from the United States, England and Canada have stepped up to save the 16th century masterpiece in an effort to create a ‘new Renaissance’ for Nelli and the Invisible Women Artists who came after her. Apostles Thomas, Simon and Phillip are also awaiting ‘adoptive parents.’ See how you can participate and learn who has claimed the Christ figure and Nelli’s eight other saints and what will be Judas’ fate? To learn more, visit the organization’s website at www.advancingwomenartists.org.

AWA’s ‘top pick’ for May will appeal to art lovers who are always on the lookout for exhibited art by women. Don’t miss the small-scale, but significant, show at the Uffizi featuring 17th century Bolognese painter Elisabetta Sirani and the exhibition ‘Women’s Voices’ at Florence’s Laurentian Library. It makes archival documents, manuscripts and letters accessible in person or on-screen and displays books, miniatures and art on paper that was owned, authored or crafted by women artists, patrons and princesses.