Support the Italian Art Society

Make a Donation

As a non-profit organization, the IAS welcomes donations from individuals and organizations wishing to promote the study of the visual arts and architecture of Italy, from antiquity to the present.  Funds help support IAS annual operations, including travel grants for graduate students and emerging scholars who are presenting conference papers, and a lecture series that fosters exchange between the North American and Italian scholarly communities.

The IAS welcomes general operating contributions and is also happy to work with donors to direct contributions toward specific purposes, including travel grant support and/or the establishment of research or publication funds. All contributions beyond the level of annual dues are tax deductible.

To make a donation in the set amount of $50, please click here.
To make a donation in a different amount, please click here.

As with the Neapolitan tradition of a caffè sospeso, our Sospeso Memberships are an opportunity to support our community by offering one-year gift memberships to scholars wishing to join our community, but lacking the means at this time.
To make a donation of a studente– or pensionato-level Sospeso Membership for $20, please click here.
To make a donation of a socio-level Sospeso Membership $35, please click here.

To make a donation via check in the mail please contact our treasurer, Lucia Colombari
*Please contact our treasurer, Lucia Colombari, for organizational donations that require IRS 501C3 designation.

To learn more about contributing to the Italian Art Society, including restricted gifts and the possibility of establishing endowed awards, please contact

Support for the IAS

Grazie! The Samuel H. Kress Foundation generously supports annual lectures in Italy and travel grants for scholars living outside North America to participate in IAS-sponsored sessions at conferences in the United States and Canada.

Support for the Dorothy F. Glass ICMS Travel Award

The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce the creation of a new award honoring the career of Professor Dorothy F. Glass. Many of us in the IAS know Dorothy’s work and her important contributions to the field of Italian medieval sculpture. Trained at Vassar (B.A.) and Johns Hopkins (Ph.D.), she established her reputation as a formidable teacher and scholar at SUNY Buffalo.

The Dorothy F. Glass Travel Award will support a scholar to attend the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo starting with the next in-person meeting scheduled for 2023. Preference will be given to emerging scholars of sculpture and/or those coming from Italy. It is our hope to grant the Dorothy F. Glass Travel Award in perpetuity through the establishment of a self-sustaining endowment and to that end we seek your support. All donations are tax-deductible.

Your contribution can be made via credit card or via PayPal by using the following clickable link.

Alternatively, checks can be made out to “Italian Art Society” (please add “Dorothy Glass” to the Memo line!) Contact our treasurer, Lucia Colombari, for mailing address.

Our gratitude to the following individuals for their generous contributions to the Dorothy F. Glass Travel Fund:

Herring Finn Foundation
Peter Barnet
Peter Bokody
Irene Brückle
Nicola Camerlenghi
Jill Caskey
Tom Dale
Anne Derbes
Lucy Donkin
Martha Dunkelman
Gillian Elliott
Janis Elliott
Meredith Fluke

Ludovico Geymonat
Ivette Goldfrank
Paul and Marlene Herring
Michael Jacoff
Dale Kinney
Susan Kuretsky
Alison Luchs
Beth Muvaney
Maureen Miller
Kristin Noreen
Judith Oliver
Libby Parker

Alison Perchuk
Marjorie Platzker
Lisa Reilly
Donna Sadler
Patricia Schwadron
Avinoam Shalem
Ellen Shortell and Gene Bauer
David Simon
George Spera
Elizabeth Teviotdale
Nancy Thompson
Barbara Wisch

The Italian Art Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Illinois (EIN 26-2209330); all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  More information on the society’s non-profit status may be found on the About the IAS page; a copy of its IRS determination letter is available upon request to the treasurer.

Become a Member

Another way to sustain the IAS is to become a member. Click here to learn more.

Looking for another way to get involved with IAS? Why not join us as a committee member or officer!

The IAS is grateful to all members for their continued support of and service to the Italian Art Society. Grazie infinite!

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Amazon Affiliates Program

Any purchase that starts through an Amazon link on our website will benefit the society. It does not change the cost of your purchase. Instead, a percentage of any and all purchases made will be returned to the IAS! It is that simple! Revenue helps to support IAS annual operations, including travel grants and lecture series. 

If you search for an item and decline to purchase it right away, you can go back and add it to your shopping cart within 24 hours and the revenue share still goes to us. Once you click through to from our website and you search for further items during that visit, those count too. Note: There is no indication of the revenue share during checkout.

Please note: links to other websites are provided for the convenience of users only, and The Italian Art Society accepts no liability or responsibility for their content. Please see our disclaimer for more information.

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