All the dates of events are now finalized, with the exception of any possible culinary fests to be held at Il Mulino, the 17th century water mill in the hills south of Florence.
The show will open June 9, 2005, with the Galleria reception that evening, and will close June 21. The annual "Mostra Aperto" for Il Gruppo Donatello will be June 23 through June 25 in the Piazza Donatello adjacent to the Galleria.
The American Consul in Florence, Mr. William McIlhenny has graciously offered to host a reception for the exhibition at the Consulate on June 8, the evening prior to the opening. The US Consulate building, which fronts the Arno River that flows through Florence, is the palace of Napoleon III, circa 1850, and is worth a visit to just see its grandeur. Invitations to this event will be issued by the Consulate, and those who wish to attend should contact them directly, or email us through this site as soon as possible.
The proprietors of Il Mulino di Ferraia, a lovely bed and breakfast in a restored 17th century water mill 30 minutes outside Florence, in Reggello, are planning a dinner for 30 in the largest of their dining areas. The proprietress, Elizabeth Willmott, who has been vitally instrumental in arranging "all things Donatello", including introductions and meetings, is also an incredible cook, and she and her husband, Marco Ceri, noted Florentine Art dealer, can promise an unforgettable evening at Il Mulino. This will be a prix-fixe occasion, available while places remain on a first-come, first-served basis.
Views of Il Mulino are below.