Latest Raphael Stories

2010-03-31 19:52:00

NORTH HAVEN and NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven announced today they have reached agreement on their contract renewal. As a result, the Hospital of Saint Raphael will continue as a participating hospital in Anthem's networks without interruption. "We are pleased to have reached a multi-year agreement with the Hospital of Saint Raphael that allows Anthem and the hospital to continue our valuable...

2010-03-29 11:59:00

MILWAUKEE, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most celebrated paintings of the Italian Renaissance, Raphael: The Woman with the Veil, is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum now through June 6, 2010. Rarely lent from the Pitti Palace in Florence, this irresistibly beautiful portrait - once considered the most famous painting in the world - is thought to have been completed around 1516, four years before Raphael died at age 37. As the final stop - and the only venue in the Midwest or...

2009-04-23 09:40:00

The Mirage Group says it has given the green light for development of a U.S. live-action movie about the origins of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new film is targeted for release in 2011, the company said Thursday. Announcement of the fifth big-screen version of the crime-fighting heroes in a half-shell comes on the day the Turtles kick off their 25th anniversary national Shell-ebration in New York with events that include lighting the Empire State Building in turtle green and an...

2008-10-28 12:45:00

One of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance is returning to the public after 10 years of painstaking study and restoration. Raphael's "Madonna of the Goldfinch" is the famous oil-on-wood painting, showing the Madonna with two children caressing a goldfinch. The restoration has removed centuries of brown film and grime. "This patient gave us the most shivers and the most sleepless nights," said Marco Ciatti, head of the department of paintings at Florence's Opificio Delle...

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