About the IAS

Founded in 1987, the Italian Art Society is dedicated to the study of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present day.  With a membership of more than 350 established and emerging scholars, graduate students, and aficionados, the IAS is a vital force in generating new knowledge about the visual arts on the Italian peninsula and neighboring islands.  It actively promotes scholarly exchange through the IAS/Kress Lecture Series in Italy, sponsored sessions at five major North American conferences (American Association of Italian StudiesCollege Art Association, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Renaissance Society of America, and Sixteenth Century Society & Conference), travel grants for scholars presenting at these conferences, and research and publication grants to scholars working on Italian topics. The IAS newsletter, website, and blog are further resources, designed to share news in to the field of Italian art studies and to enable members to engage each other on issues of mutual interest.

The Italian Art Society is a 501(c)(3) public charity; all contributions are tax deductible to the amount permitted by law.

For additional information:
History of the IAS

IAS By-Laws
Reports & Minutes
IAS Calendar
Policy on Job Listings

For questions regarding the history, organizational structure, and tax-exempt status of the IAS, please contact Tenley Bick, President.

For membership questions, please contact Katherine T. Brown at membership@italianartsociety.org.

Officers & Contacts