9:00 am - Bus Departure, Getty Center
At the end of the 1520s, during the siege that brought to an end the last Florentine Republic, the painter Jacopo da Pontormo created one of the most moving and innovative altarpieces, the Visitation. Recent conservation has created the extraordinary opportunity for the work to travel for the first time from Carmignano (near Florence) to the United States. This exhibition presents Pontormo’s spectacular painting alongside its preparatory drawing and two exceptional portraits painted during the same tumultuous period. Cost is $72, to be billed; includes transportation and snacks. Please sign up in the Mail Room; a minimum of 20 sign-ups are needed.