Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society
Session Title: More than Mere Playthings: The Minor Arts of Italy I: Etruscan Italy
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:00-2:15pm
Organizer and Chair: Julia C. Fischer, Lamar University
Melissa Hempel, Utah Valley University, "Ever-Present"
Bridget Sandhoff, University of Nebraska Omaha, "Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Reflections on Etruscan Bronze Mirrors"
Katie Rask, University of Tennessee Knoxville, "Devotional Labor: Making Luxury Textiles and Dressing the Gods in Ancient Italy"
Session Title: More than Mere Playthings: The Minor Arts of Italy II: Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Italy
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30-6:45pm
Organizer and Chair: Organizer: Julia C. Fischer, Lamar University
Julia C. Fischer, Lamar University, "A Woman’s Weapon: Private Propaganda in the Gemma Augustea and Grand Camée de France"
Ashley E. Jones, University of Florida, "The Monumental Minor Arts in Early Medieval Italy"
Sarah M. Dillon, Kingsborough Community College, "Early Renaissance Glass Reliquaries"
Session Title: Unattended Figures: Revisiting Figuration in Postwar Italian Art, 1946–1980
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:30–3:45PM
Organizer and Chair: Tenley Bick, University of California, Los Angeles
Adrian R. Duran, University of Nebraska at Omaha, "Revolutionary Figures in Postwar Italian Painting: The Fronte Nuovo delle Arti"
Tenley Bick, University of California, Los Angeles, "Figure as Model: The Early Work of Michelangelo Pistoletto"
Ross K. Elfline, Carleton College, "‘The Only Architecture Will Our Lives’: Superstudio Supersurface and Architectural Embodiment"