While the influx of older gent in South Florida this time of year may come as no surprise, there are a couple of snowbirds in town worthy of noticing. They’re really old and, in fact, famous and can be spotted downtown at the Museum of Art Ft Lauderdale. Lucky for you, they’re paintings and won’t be going anywhere as they’re all part of the new Offering of the Angels exhibit. So if you can’t be part of the masses shuffling down to Miami for a fix of the avant-garde this weekend, take part in Fort Basel by checking out these classics right in our own backyard.
Offering of the Angels is comprised of 45 works from the Uffizi in Florence, Italy (one of the oldest museums in the world). One of the more popular pieces is Sandro Botticelli’s Madonna della Loggia, which was completed when the artist was just 22 years old. All of the paintings (and additional tapestries) are religiously themed, so if you can’t make it this weekend perhaps you can make a Christmas gift out of some tickets. Religious or not, though, there’s no denying the beauty in these masterpieces.
Offering of the Angels: Old Master Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery is open now until April 8, 2012. Tickets are $18 and include audio guide and entrance to other exhibits. For hours and more info click here.