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Project for the Façade of San Lorenzo in Florence Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian (Florentine), 1475–1564) 1516 Black chalk, pen and ink with brown wash *Florence, Casa Buonarroti, inv. 45 A *Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William & Mary in Virginia *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Courtesy)
Project for the Façade of San Lorenzo in Florence Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian (Florentine), 1475–1564) 1516 Black chalk, pen and ink with brown wash *Florence, Casa Buonarroti, inv. 45 A *Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William & Mary in Virginia *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Courtesy)

When you think of the work of the great Renaissance artist, "Michelangelo," you might think of his mastery as a painter and his glorious work in the Sistine Chapel. Or maybe his exquisite marble statues, including the David in the city of Florence.

These are among his best known works, but what you may not know, is that the genius of Michelangelo goes beyond painting, fresco and sculpture and extends into the fields of architecture, engineering, and drawing.

That remarkable range is on display at "Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti" an extraordinary and intimate exhibit now at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It features 25 drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, the Florentine museum that was once the artist's home.

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Helen Burnham, Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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This segment aired on June 14, 2013.

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