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A Renaissance Easter: Lecture & Dinner with Rocky Ruggiero Ph.D.

A Renaissance Easter: Lecture & Dinner with Rocky Ruggiero Ph.D.

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  • March 22nd 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NYC Flatiron

Join us as we warmly welcome Art History Professor Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D., who will discuss the topic of "A Renaissance Easter". This lecture will retell the great Christian tale of the Passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the creative genius of great Renaissance masters such as Giotto, Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Tintoretto and their moving visual interpretations of the stories that define the Easter mystery. All the while, you’ll enjoy a 3-course dinner created by the Chef of La Scuola, inspired by his Renaissance Easter lecture. You’ll also taste wines specially chosen by our expert sommelier, to perfectly pair with the meal.

In this class, guests will:

  • Enjoy "A Renaissance Easter " lecture by Rocky Ruggiero Ph.D
  • Eat a 3-course dinner inspired by his lecture paired with wines specially chosen by our expert -sommelier
  • Take home menus, adapted recipes & wine tasting notes

Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please note, class includes demonstration and tasting and is not hands-on. All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.


Professor Rocky Ruggiero

Professor Rocky Ruggiero is originally from Providence, RI. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he majored in Art History and Pre-Medicine. In 1995 he was awarded a Florence Fellowship by Syracuse University where he continued his art historical studies at a graduate level. He has lived in Florence for the past twenty years teaching for various American universities including Syracuse, Kent. St., Vanderbilt and Boston College.  Prof. Ruggiero specializes in Early Renaissance Architecture, although he has lectured on subjects ranging from ancient art and architecture through the Italian Baroque.  He starred in the recent History Channel series “Engineering an Empire: Da Vinci’s World” and "Museum Secrets: the Uffizi Gallery" episodes as an expert witness, as well as the recent National Geographic/PBS Nova special entitled “Great Cathedral Mystery”. In 2008, Ruggiero and his wife, Emilie, founded Rocky Ruggiero Cultural Programs in Italy, a company which offers opportunities for educational travel in various cities throughout Italy, covering subjects such as art history, the culinary arts, Italian language and studio arts.  In 2015, Ruggiero and his family moved to East Greenwich, RI and he now divides his time between the US and Italy. In the US, Cultural Programs offer specialized lectures in art and architectural history, cultural events and educational seminars in Rhode Island and throughout the US. The most recent cultural event series in Rhode Island is entitled “Evenings of Culture and Cuisine” which pairs an entertaining and informative presentation on Italian art and history with specific regional Italian foods and wines. 

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