When: Thursday, October 27th, 6pm-7:30pm
Friday, October 28th, 9am-7:30pm
Saturday, October 29th, 9am-7:30pm
Where: Arthur M. Sackler Museum Auditorium – 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA [map]
On the quincentennial anniversary of Vasari’s birth, Vasari/500 will unite doctoral students, recent graduates and an international group of scholars with the aim of reassessing the Tuscan-born artist and writer’s central, if deeply contested, role in charting histories of the Renaissance.
Thematic panels, special presentations, and a roundtable discussion will allow participants to consider Vasari and his legacy both in depth and across disciplinary boundaries.
What is Vasari’s place in the humanities today, and how might the study of this figure illuminate our own world as well as that of Renaissance Italy? Vasari/500 aims, then, to be both tribute and re-evaluation; both reflection and prescription.
This symposium is organized by Francesca Borgo, Caitlin Henningsen, Shawon K. Kinew, and Daniel Zolli, doctoral students in the History of Art + Architecture, Harvard University. It is made possible by generous support from the Lauro De Bosis Committee and the Department of History of Art + Architecture, Harvard University in collaboration with Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; Harvard Art Museums; and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston.