TALK: Whose Renaissance? The Peripatetic Life of Objects in the Era of Globalization

Claire Farago (History of Art, University of Colorado, Boulder)
Monday, April 16 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020

This talk investigates some of the contributions of extra-European art to European culture since the first era of globalization in the sixteenth century.  Farago will chart the fortunes of several strategically chosen categories of objects at both ends of the cultural exchange to show how extra-European art and culture have shaped European artistic ideals and also how these same artistic objects performed at their point of origin.  Such artistic objects include Mexican painted manuscripts, European religious prints, and featherwork mosaics.

Dr. Farago is a professor of History of Art at the University of Colorado, Boulder.   As a specialist on many facets of visual culture in the early modern period, including Leonardo da Vinci, she has authored and edited many books including, most recently, Transforming Images: Locating New Mexican Santos in-between Worlds (2006), Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (2004), and Reframing the Renaissance: Visual Culture in Europe and Latin America 1450 to 1650 (1995).

Sponsored by the Idee Levitan IHC Endowed Lecture Series, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture

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