Join the Jule remotely for a series of engaging live streams organized for “Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from the Palazzo Chigi in Arricia.” Through these conversations, you’ll gain a unique insight into the history-rich collection and spectacular views of Chigi Palace. To put a modern spin on the drama, color and texture of the Roman Baroque, discover the fascinating process of underwater photography with a celebrated visual artist.
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“Bernini and the Roman Baroque” Livestream Series (Virtual)
April 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
One event on April 22, 2021 at 10:30 am
One event on May 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm
“Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia” is organized by Glocal Project Consulting and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
“Coffee with the Curator”
Join Cindi Malinick, director and chief curator of The Jule for a conversation with Francesco Petrucci, Director of the Palazzo Chigi of Ariccia. Take a closer look at six works from the exhibition and discover more about their care and conservation.
“Live from Chigi Palace”
Francesco Petrucci, Director of the Palazzo Chigi of Ariccia, takes us on a tour of the palace and shares phenomenal works and stories. Donors participating at $40 and above will receive a curated gift for two from Ariccia Cucina Italiana that includes a luxury blend of Italian espresso and delectable pastries.
“Wine + Wonder”
Join Cindi Malinick, director and chief curator of The Jule for a conversation with Christy Lee Rogers, a celebrated visual artist whose work is often compared to Baroque masters. Donors participating at $75 and above will receive an authentic Italian chef-curated gift for two from Ariccia Cucina Italiana, which includes fresh pasta, ingredients and how-to for a homemade marinara recipe.
About Our Guests
Dr. Francesco Petrucci
Author of numerous books and articles on painting, sculpture, architecture, and art history—particularly the art of the Roman Baroque—Francesco Petrucci is an international authority on 17th- and 18th-century art and architecture whose specialties also include archaeology, classical music, the decorative arts and the restoration of monumental architecture.
Born in the Albano Laziale region of Rome in 1958, Petrucci graduated in 1983 from Rome’s Sapienza University, where his doctoral thesis on the Palazzo Chigi of Ariccia was much honored. After supervising the Palazzo Chigi restoration in the ‘80s and ‘90s, he took over as its director in 1998. Other important positions Petrucci has held include Director of the Department of Urban Development and Public Works of Ariccia Town Council, President of the Accademia degli Sfaccendati music society, and Honorary Inspector of the Ministry of Culture for Archaeology. Since 2002, he has also served as professor emeritus in art history
for Auburn University.
Christy Lee Rogers
Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition.
Rogers’ works have been exhibited globally from Paris, London, Italy, Mexico City to Shanghai, Sao Paulo, South Africa, Los Angeles and more, and are held in private and public collections throughout the world. She has been featured in International Magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Art China, Elle Decoration, Global Times, The Independent, Casa Vogue, Photo Technique, Photo Korea and others. Rogers’ “Reckless Unbound” is currently housed at Longleat House in the UK; the stately home, which is the seat of the Marquesses of Bath and also home to Renaissance gems of the Italian masters, like Titan’s “Rest on the Flight into Egypt.” She is a two-time finalist for the Contemporary Talents Award from the Fondation François Schneider in France and has been commissioned by Apple to create underwater images with the iPhone 11Pro, as well as being featured in one of their behind-the-scenes process films. Rogers’ art has been featured on several album covers, including “Orchesography” for the 80’s band Wang Chung, and her images were selected for the 2013–2014 performance season of the Angers-Nantes Opera in France. In 2019 she won Open Photographer of the Year at the Sony World Photography Awards and in 2020 she created the cover image for the 2021 Lavazza Calendar ‘The New Humanity.’