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National Gallery of Art Dean Explores the Origins of the Italian Renaissance

WHAT:


"Not a Renaissance but a Recovery: Count Malvasia's Anti-Vasarian History of Art," a Lecture Presented by Elizabeth Cropper

WHEN:

7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2007

WHERE:




Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

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Catholic University's School of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and The Department of Art, will host "Not a Renaissance but a Recovery: Count Malvasia's Anti-Vasarian History of Art," a lecture presented by Elizabeth Cropper, dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art. One of the most distinguished scholars of Renaissance Italian art history in the world, Cropper combines art, literature and intellectual history to examine Renaissance understanding of medieval artistic heritage.

This lecture will focus on Count Malvasia's (1616-1683) discussion of Bolognese traditions in the 14th century and the Tuscan Renaissance.

The lecture is part of a centennial series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the School of Arts and Sciences. The series will extend through the spring 2007 semester. Coming events include a poetry reading and lecture by Jonathan Galassi (April 19, 2007).

For more information about the centenary lineup of events, visit http://arts-sciences.cua.edu/100years/. The Cropper lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, telephone 202-319-5282.

SPONSOR:


School of Arts and Sciences with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of Art.

MEDIA:
For more information, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.


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