18 October 2013, The University of Vermont, Burlington. The focus of the symposium will be the processes, materials, difficulties and risks of production and shipment, and the various meanings and intentions of Italian Renaissance and Baroque sculpture. Scholars of Early Modern sculpture and a renowned contemporary sculptor will discuss these issues in a glorious Vermont setting (peak leaf season!). The symposium has been organized by Prof. Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Vermont, and generously funded by the Mollie Ruprecht Fund for the Visual Arts, the Lattie F. Coor Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts, and a History of Art grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Please register by sending your name and contact information via email by September 25, 2013. For further information, please contact Prof. Helmstutler Di Dio or Jordan Lovejoy, Lattie F. Coor Research Assistant.

“Ghiberti, Materials, and an Image of Transport,” Amy R. Bloch, Assistant Professor, SUNY Albany

“The High Altar at the Santo: Materials, Movement, and Meaning,” Sarah Blake McHam, Professor, Rutgers University

“Camillo Mariani and the Nobility of Stucco,” C. D. Dickerson III, Curator of European Art, Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort  Worth

“Alessandro Vittoria and the Art of Marble Carving,” Victoria Avery, Keeper, Applied Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

“The Sculptural Stones of Venice: the selection, supply and cost of marble and stone in the sixteenth century,” Emma Jones, PhD candidate, Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge

“Francesco Mochi, Stone and Scale,” Michael Cole, Columbia University

“An Impossible Task,” William E. Wallace, Washington University

“Passage: Shaping Stone in Modern Times,” Richard Erdman, sculptor

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