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Furio Rinaldi Appointed Curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Furio Rinaldi, an expert on 15th- and 16th-century Italian drawings — particularly the schools of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo — will start his tenure as Curator in the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts on May 4, 2020. Using the Museums’ extensive prints and drawings collection, Rinaldi will plan exhibitions, organize installations, recommend acquisitions, conduct research, and share interpretation with audiences.

Most recently Rinaldi was Associate Vice President, Specialist, and Head of Sale in the Department of Old Master and 19th-Century Drawings at Christie’s, New York. Prior to Christie’s, his curatorial experience includes positions in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and at the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan. Rinaldi has organized and authored De Ludo Geometrico: la matematica e la geometria di Leonardo, Disegni di Leonardo dal Codice Atlantico (Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan), and co-organized and contributed to a number of exhibitions, including Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York); Leonardo e Michelangelo: capolavori della grafica e studi romani (Capitoline Museums, Rome); Leonardo da Vinci: The Design of the World (Palazzo Reale, Milan); Il Primato del Disegno (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan); Raffaello e Urbino (Galleria nazionale delle Marche, Urbino); and El Greco (Grand Palais, Paris). His field of expertise also includes Italian 20th-century drawings and artists such as Giorgio Morandi, Umberto Boccioni, and Carlo Carrà.

With a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Rome, Rinaldi also holds an MA and BA in Art History from the University of Milan. His scholarly awards include a fellowship from the Fondazione Roberto Longhi, Florence (2010-–2011), an Andrew W. Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship (2012–2013) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a grant from the Renaissance Society of America (2015), among other distinctions. He has published extensively, including articles in The Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal, and has co-edited After 1564: Michelangelo’s Legacy in Late Cinquecento Rome (2016). He is currently working on the catalogue raisonné of Perino del Vaga with Linda Wolk-Simon.

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