Eating Vegan in Florence – Far From Impossible

By Marina Tanimoto, BA 2015

Unlike in the States, Italy is very open in the display of partially butchered meat. It is not uncommon to see full legs, heads and other large body parts in local butcher shops and markets. After living on and off in Florence for two years, the brutal reality of the meat industry began to hit me and I became open to other eating alternatives.

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Mortal Veil: Michelangelo and Depictions the Human Body

By Rosanna Sumera, MA 2014-15

On April 13th, nine of the Marist-Italy MA in Museum Studies students opened their exhibition titled Mortal Veil: Michelangelo and Depictions the Human Body which focuses on three styles of Michelangelo’s figure studies: anatomy, movement and classicism. Students created this exhibition because studies of the human body have always been fundamental to art and a preoccupation of artists in perfecting the depiction of the human form.

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