Talk: David and Florence in the 15th Century

Michelangelo’s David is one of the world’s greatest sculptures, not only because of its unrivalled technique and outstanding beauty, but also because it is part of a sculptural tradition which maps the history of Renaissance Florence.

In this talk, actor, museums lecturer and television presenter Richard Stemp explores the cultural context of the work alongside sculptures by Donatello and Verrocchio, and reveals how the iconic power of these works was manipulated by the Republic of Florence and the Medici, the city’s ruling family.

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Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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