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ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

 

Renaissance as Resurrection is a symposium sponsored by the Archdiocese of Florence, the Mount Tabor Ecumenical Center for Arts and Spirituality (Barga, Italy), and other Florentine institutions. It follows the symposium of 2018, Florence and the Idea of Jerusalem, continuing a discussion of various ways in which sites of the Holy Land and events in the life of Christ are re-created in Florentine architecture and art.

The catalyst for the 2020 conversation is the 15th century “Holy Sepulcher” of Leon Battista Alberti in the church of San Pancrazio, now the Museo Marino Marini in Florence. Alberti’s design reproduces the form and dimensions of Christ’s Sepulcher in Jerusalem and, together with its inscriptions and frescoes, evokes the Easter mystery of the Lord’ resurrection. These rich themes will be explored and celebrated through scholarly presentations, choral concerts by Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and a specially commissioned exhibit of contemporary sacred art.