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Blog written by Sarah Jones of Jones Gallery + Studio. News from her studio, discussions of process, and thoughts on art + design. 

Art History Travel Tour: Florence & Rome 2016

I am thrilled to share with exciting news with you. 

Freedom Tours and I have been working for months to plan an escorted art history tour to Florence and Rome in 2016. And we just released the tour information

Many of you have attended my art history lectures over the past several years and know this is a passion of mine. You can now watch me gesture enthusiastically on site rather than simply at a screen. 

The days are divided, for the most part, into morning lectures/tours and free time to explore in the afternoon. An Italian guide will take us from place to place and discuss local context; I will be accompanying the group to provide the art history content. We are beginning the tour in Florence and concluding in Rome. This will be an in-depth look at the Early to High Renaissance. We will be looking at (and surrounded by) painting, sculpture and architecture. I am hoping to weave the Renaissance story together in an immersive way to give you a real sense of the life and work of artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Raphael. 

You can see the complete itinerary here. For booking or travel information, please contact Freedom Tours. 

For the next few months I will be blogging about various bits of art history that we will encounter. Stay tuned. 

You can also attend my upcoming art history lectures on art in Rome. These lectures are taking place at the gallery (73 Duke Street), October 16-24. They will cover some of the work we will see in the latter part of the tour. 

Special thanks to Ellen, Heather and Lena at Freedom for having this idea and for all your work.