SYMPOSIUM: Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy
January 10, 2015 – 10:30 am

Frist Center Auditorium
10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Frist Center will hold a public symposium to coincide with the major exhibition Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy. The all-day event will bring together art historians from America and Europe whose research focuses on the role of the Dominicans and Franciscans in the great flowering of art and architecture in Italy during the period 1200 to 1550.

Symposium Program:

9:30 a.m.       Registration

10:30 a.m.     Director’s Welcome, Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director and CEO, Frist Center for the Visual Arts

10:35 a.m.      Introduction, Trinita Kennedy, Curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts

11:15 a.m.     The Abbey Bible: An Early Mendicant Moment Captured, Christine Sciacca, Assistant Curator, Manuscripts Department, The J. Paul Getty Museum

12:00 p.m.      Lunch and Self-Guided Tour of the Exhibition

1:30 p.m.       Pray for Us: Tomb Patronage in Mendicant Churches, Anne Leader, Webmaster and Blog Editor, Italian Art Society

2:15 p.m.        Fragmentary Lives: Narrative Scenes from Renaissance Altarpieces in Sanctity Pictured, Donal Cooper, University Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge

3:15 p.m.        Fashioning Female Sanctity: The Significance of Clothing in Giovanni di Paolo’s Catherine of Siena Predella (ca. 1460), Holly Flora, Associate Professor, History of Art, Tulane University

  • Italian, probably active in Bologna. Abbey Bible: Dominican and Franciscan Friars Singing at Lecterns (detail of fol. 224r), ca. 1250–62. Tempera and gold leaf on parchment, leaf 10 9/16 x 7 3/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2011.23.224

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