Grocery list by Michelangelo for an illiterate servant, 16th century, Michelangelo Buonarroti. Casa Buonarroit, Florence, Italy

Nourishing Genius: Wine and Food in the Time of Michelangelo

Drinking in the Past


The Getty Center

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This event has been reimagined as an online program. Learn more and join us on October 4, 2020 for a virtual version of this Drinking in the Past event.

Michelangelo was wined and dined at the tables of popes and patrons. He also owned a vineyard, a cheese cave, and an orchard. Join Fred Plotkin, specialist in Italian gastronomy, opera, and history, to explore the fascinating connections between food, drink and this incomparable Renaissance artist. Then, raise a glass to Michelangelo and discover select wines from Tuscany and Lazio in the curated tasting to follow (includes hearty appetizers). Complements the exhibition Michelangelo: Mind of the Master. Tickets $75; ages 21 and over. Complimentary parking.

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