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Novembre 2009

The Florentine Press presents “Invisible Women”, a new book by Jane Fortune

invisibleThe Florentine Press is pleased to invite you to celebrate the presentation of its ground-breaking new release entitled Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence by Jane Fortune.

In this noteworthy book, Author Jane Fortune sheds light on hundreds of remarkable women artists and their thousands of forgotten works, revealing the ‘hidden half’ of one of the world’s most celebrated cities. From the lofty halls of the Uffizi to the attic storerooms of the Pitti Palace, Invisible Women, leads the reader on a quest whose aim is the restoration, recuperation and rediscovery of famous or unknown works by women artists in Florence’s museums.

Jane Fortune is chair and founder of Advancing Women Artists Foundation and The Florence Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, two entities that work to restore and promote works by women artists past and present. As a philanthropist and art collector (particularly women artists), she has served on several museum boards and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and a member of the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Known in Florence as ‘Indiana Jane’ for her efforts to rescue lesser known treasures, she is cultural editor and columnist of The Florentine, Tuscany’s English-language newspaper, and author of To Florence, Con Amore: 77 Ways to Love the City. Invisible Women is her second book.

The Florentine Press it’s happy to present a noteworthy calendar of weekend events where readers and art-lovers can meet the author and learn more about her passionate search to salvage forgotten art.

Calendar of Events

Friday, November 6 at 5 pm
Presenting Invisible Women at the Uffizi
Official Book presentation
Biblioteca degli Uffizi, Loggiato degli Uffizi 1, Florence

Saturday, November 7 at 11.30am
An extraordinary quest in Florence
The author recounts the story behind the search. Join us for a light brunch, wine and olive oil tasting
Paperback Exchange Bookshop, Via delle Oche 4r, Florence

Saturday, November 7 from 5pm
Up close and personal with the author
Book-signing and afternoon tea
BM Bookshop, Borgo Ognissanti 4r, Florence

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