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ELA Middle School Medium ELL

Michelangelo, the Purpose of Art

A rare collection of paintings by Michelangelo was on display at the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary in 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia. This public radio story reflect on Michelangelo's life but also looks at what makes his work so special. It focuses on the drawing of Cleopatra, which depicts her in two ways, beautiful and ugly.

World History I Arts Culture Middle Ages

Story Length: 4:47

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Kelley Libby, distributed by PRX

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