Apr 20 Lecture on Preservation Group Saving Venice

The Center for Early Modern History Presents:  Saving Venice
Patricia Fortini Brown (Emerita Art and Archaeology, Princeton)

Friday, April 20th
Noon, Heller Hall 1210

Abstract: The beauty and fragility of Venice has long attracted philanthropic attention from international organizations seeking to safeguard the cultural and artistic heritage of the city. This seminar focuses on Save Venice, an American organization dedicated to the protection of Venice’s artistic patrimony. While its primary mission is the restoration of monuments and works of art with funds raised primarily from American donors, the charity also has an educational mission to teach people about the culture and history of Venice through publications, educational trips, tours, lectures and other events.

Patricia Fortini Brown is Professor Emerita of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University. Honors include Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships; the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome; and the British Academy Serena Medal in Italian Studies. Brown was Slade Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cambridge and served as president of the Renaissance Society of America. She is presently a socio straniero of Ateneo Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and serves on the Board of Trustees of Save Venice and a number of advisory committees. Her award-winning books include Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio ; Venice & Antiquity: The Venetian Sense of the Past; Art and Life in Renaissance Venice; and Private Lives in Renaissance Venice: Art, Architecture, and the Family.

This event is cosponsored by the Italian Cultural Center and the Department of Art History.
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