August 4, 2016

Exhibition: Florence Under Water

Piazza del Duomo, November 1966, Arno River Flood, (Photographer Bazzechi)

Piazza del Duomo (Photographer Bazzechi), November 1966, Arno River Flood.

Exhibition: Florence Under Water: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Great Flood

Photographs from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence documenting the catastrophic flood of the Arno River in 1966 that damaged or destroyed countless buildings, magnificent works of art, and priceless manuscripts in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

Skillman Library, Lass Gallery, August 29, 2016-January 15, 2017

November 14: 4:10, Gendebien Room, Skillman Library,
Lecture: The Great Arno Flood, Florence’s ‘Bad Boy’ of 1966: An Eyewitness Account, professors David G. Wilkins and Ann Thomas Wilkins

Sponsored by Skillman Library, Special Collections and Archives.


posted in Breach program schedule: Rivers | Floods | Levees


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Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts
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