Young Friends of Florence (YFF) is an initiative created by Rivers Hughes, son of Friends of Florence Leadership Circle members Lauren and Phil Hughes. Its first project – funded through support from youth in the Hughes’ hometown of Greenville, South Carolina – was to place a replica of Florence’s iconic sculpture Il Porcellino in downtown Greenville. The […]
Three Busts: ‘Young Marcus Aurelius,’ ‘Nero,’ and ‘Caligula’ – Medici Collection of Antiquities, Uffizi Gallery
These young art patrons raised the funds for the restorations by performing various jobs in their community in 2004-2005.
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David, Friends of Florence funded the diagnostic program for the statue and also created a website for scholars and a DVD about the restoration.