Lauren MacLaughlin is an American expat who loves art history, learning Florentine vernacular and painting. She studied abroad in Florence five years ago, fell in love with an Italian and has never looked back. She teaches English to children and sells her watercolors online and at local arts and crafts fairs. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.TheBlueStudio.etsy.com.
If you have ever visited the museum of Palazzo Vecchio, you may have noticed a small wing on the mezzanine floor called The Loeser Bequest. Curiosity may have moved you to explore this obscure part of Florence’s immense town hall, or you may have just passed it by