My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most opinionated and fascinating artists, cultural producers and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.
This week, SAM offers a tour of Michelangelo Public and Private with Gene Openshaw. In spite of being "Earth's greatest artist," Michelangelo was a man with major self-esteem issues. We'll see how Michelangelo's sense of personal tragedy influenced his work in the Sistine Chapel and haunted him all his life.
Gene Openshaw is a writer, composer, tour guide and lecturer on art and history. Gene has also co-authored several books in the "Rick Steves" series, including Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler.
Free with museum admission. Tour meets at the entrance to Michelangelo Public and Private: Drawings for the Sistine Chapel and Other Treasures from the Casa Buonarroti.