Wednesday, 6 June 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Welcome to the Palazzo Franchetti
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Dr. Janna Israel, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Lure of the Letter: Renaissance Venice and the Recovery of Antique Writing
A reception will follow the lecture
The Italian Art Society would like to give a special thanks to the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
for their generosity in providing the location for the third annual Italian Art Society / Kress Foundation Lecture in Italy
Italian Art Society / Kress Foundation
Lecture in Italy Series
The Lecture in Italy series, sponsored jointly by the Italian Art Society and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, seeks to promote intellectual exchanges among art historians of North America and the international community of scholars living or working in Italy. The inaugural lecture in 2010 was given by Prof. Herbert Kessler of Johns Hopkins University, who spoke on "Visione e Imagine: Bifocal Seeing in Medieval Italian Art" in the Sala Alessandrina of Rome's Palazzo della Sapienza - Archivio di Stato. The 2011 Lecturer in Florence was Dr. Alison Luchs, Curator of Early European Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; Dr Luchs spoke on "The Wake of Desiderio: His Impact on Sculpture of the Late Quattrocento" at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno. For more information on this series and future events, please visit our website, www.italianartsociety.org.
Italian Art Society
Since 1987, the Italian Art Society has been dedicated to the study of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. A United States-based, non-profit organization with several hundred members worldwide, the IAS is a vital force in generating new knowledge about the visual arts of Italy. It actively promotes scholarly exchange through the IAS/Kress Lecture Series in Italy, sponsors sessions at five North American conferences (College Art Association, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth-Century Studies, and Society of Architectural Historians), and offers travel grants for scholars presenting at those conferences. The IAS newsletter and website provide news on Italian art and enable members to engage with each other on issues of mutual interest. For more information, or to join, please visit our website at www.italianartsociety.org.
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation in New York devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the nineteenth century. www.kressfoundation.org.