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Gary Radke

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Gary Radke served as Dean's Professor of the Humanities and professor of art history in the College of Arts and Sciences. Upon joining the faculty in 1980, he promptly took over the Florence Graduate Program in Italian Renaissance Art and has since helped elevate it- and the department of Art & Music Histories in general- to international prominence. Radke is one of the world's leading experts on Italian Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, with a special interest in 15th-century Florentine sculpture. Since 2001, Radke has served as a guest curator at Atlanta's High Museum of Art, where he organized a series of high-profile shows-and their respective exhibition catalogs- featuring works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Ghiberti, Verrocchio, and other Italian Renaissance masters. Radke is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Upcoming Tours

Highlights of Italy

16 days | Starting at: $5,674
Oct 27, 2020 - Nov 11, 2020
Apr 20, 2021 - May 5, 2021
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Italy's Lake District

9 days | Starting at: $4,590
May 4, 2021 - May 12, 2021

A One-Week Stay in Stresa Featuring Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Lake Orta
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Sicily by Sea

10 days | Starting at: $6,995
May 29, 2021 - Jun 7, 2021

Round-trip from Malta aboard Sea Cloud II
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