Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy at the Denver Art Museum

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DENVER. CO.- Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy invites visitors to explore more than 50 paintings, textiles and decorative arts that defined the style that became known as the Italian Renaissance. The artworks and sumptuously designed settings create a “passport to travel” to Italy during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Visitors have the chance to experience the distinctive creative contribution of each featured city to the birth of the Renaissance style. Coming from the museum’s own collection and select loans, the exhibition is on view at the Denver Art Museum through July 31, 2011. Cities of Splendor is included in general museum admission. “We want to transport our visitors to Renaissance Italy, where cities such as Florence, Venice and Milan played a major role in the development of a new artistic style,” said Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting an