Conferences & Lectures - SCSC

Location: St. Louis, MO

Attendant to the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference this year, the Italian Art Society will host a cocktail reception from 16:30-18:00 on Friday, 18 October 2019 at: Trust 401 Pine Street, St. Louis MO. Trust is a craft cocktail bar located in the historic Mississippi Valley Trust Company building across from the conference hotel. Our reception will be a cash bar with catered hors d’oeuvres from White Box Kitchen (vegetarian and pescatarian options available). Space is limited, so please RSVP your attendance no later than Monday, October 15th to

Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: Fiat Lux: Giovanni Bellini and Andrea del Sarto on Art, Religion, and Science.
Sterling Studio 6
Friday October 18, 2019, 8:30am-10am
Organizers: Steven J. Cody, Purdue University Fort Wayne and Eric R. Hupe, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Chair: Meredith J. Gill, University of Maryland, College Park

Eric R. Hupe, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, “Standing in the Light of God: Giovanni Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert”
Steven J. Cody, Purdue University Fort Wayne, “Andrea del Sarto and the Splendor of the Luco Pietà”
Christine Zappella, The University of Chicago, “The Meta/Physics of Light, Confraternal Worship, and Andrea del Sarto’s Monochrome Life of St. John the Baptist

Session Title: Art and Natural History III: Italy and the Wider World
Sterling Studio 6
Saturday October 19, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm
Organizer: Sheryl E. Reiss, Newberry Library
Chair: James Clifton, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Irene Backus, Oklahoma State University, “From Ming Deer to Ottoman Tulips: Medici Porcelain and the Migratory Ornament”
Sheryl E. Reiss, Newberry Library and University of Chicago Graham School, “Pope Clement VII, the World beyond Europe, and the Visual Arts: The New World and Africa”
Kelli Wood, University of Tennessee, “Conchology, Collecting, and the Crafting of Early Modern Nature”

Session Title: Why the Renaissance Matters: The Value of Renaissance Art History in the Modern and Contemporary World.
Sterling Studio 7
Saturday October 19, 2019, 3:30-5:00pm
Organizer: Anne H. Muraoka, Old Dominion University
Chair: Marcia B. Hall, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Peter Weller, Independent Art Historian , “Padua, St. Francis, and the Moving Picture”
Javier Berzal de Dios, Western Washington University, “A Pulsating Rhythm: Learning from Modern Ruminations on Crivelli and Berruguete”
Julia A. DeLancey, University of Mary Washington, “The Visual Culture of the Confraternity of the Blind in Early Modern Venice”
Sarah M. Cadagin, Savannah College of Art and Design, “From One Millennial to Another: Teaching the Renaissance in the 21st Century”

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