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The Italian Renaissance was one of the most incredible periods of transformation in the Western world. Learn about the ideas that brought the Renaissance into being, how those ideas can enhance the world today, and experience the greatest creations of the Renaissance in Florence, Italy. Read more >>

How Beauty Can Save the World

Dostoevsky wrote, “Beauty will save the world.” By understanding and applying Renaissance ideas about beauty today, we can tangibly improve human life at this very moment in time.

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Why Living Ideas Matter Today

Living ideas are the opposite of dead information. Living ideas deepen our experience, convey insight, and can transform the greater world. But without living ideas to inspire it, life itself would become meaningless.

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