This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Brunelleschi and Ghiberti: The Rivalry that Ignited the Renaissance Evening Lecture/Seminar Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1J0195 Select Your Tickets $30 - Member $35 - Non-Member Resize text Brunelleschi and Ghiberti, Sacrifice of Isaac (competition panels) at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence The 1401 competition for the commission to create a set of bronze doors for the Florence Baptistry is generally considered the event that fueled the Renaissance. The artists involved—Lorenzo Ghiberti and Filippo Brunelleschi—were two masters in Renaissance Florence who changed the art world forever. It was very close, but Ghiberti won the commission and spent decades completing the doors. Brunelleschi, on the other hand, found other outlets for his creative genius, including inventing a system for perspective and designing the enormous dome on top of the Florence Cathedral. Rocky Ruggiero, a specialist in the Italian Renaissance, explores the competition of 1401—and the artists who became engines of the Renaissance in Florence. Their creative duel also led to competitions among great artists becoming one of the central leitmotifs of the Italian Renaissance. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here. This online program is presented on Zoom.