For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the turbulent relationship between Michelangelo Buonarroti and the Medici rulers of Florence. And in a few days, I will be beginning a speaking tour on this very topic. This will take me to Detroit (9 March), Toronto (12 March), London, Ont. (13 March) and Chicago (21 March). Then later, who knows where else?! If you live in those parts of the world, it would be great to meet you! See below for the relevant times and places.

Young Michelangelo and Lorenzo the Magnificent
(Ottavio Vannini, detail from fresco)

 Michelangelo and the Medici
an illustrated talk by
Edward Goldberg

Detroit Institute of Arts
Saturday 9 March (2 pm)

 Toronto: Italian Cultural Institute
Tuesday 12 March (6:30 pm) 

 University of Western Ontario (London)
Wednesday 13 March (6:30 pm)

Chicago: Italian Cultural Institute
Thursday 21 March (6 pm) 


Jews and Magic in Medici Florence:
The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis

 a book talk by
Edward Goldberg

Chicago: The Spertus Institute 
 Tuesday 19 March (7pm)


  1. when I read 'London' i got excited for a moment there... only to be disappointed when I realised it is followed by an Ont.
    come to Britain one day as well! Good luck with your tour.

  2. In April, I will be having lunch in New London (Connecticut) as well. I have not been to the "Real London" for far too long! Many thanks for the good wishes.