About The Fralin
Curators and Lecturers, Spring 2012
The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi
A Masterpiece reconstructed
Associate Professor of Art History, Italian Renaissance Art
McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia
Francesca Fiorani is an expert on the relationship between art and science in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. She has written extensively on space, cartography, art theory, and Leonardo da Vinci. The author of The Marvel of Maps, Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance Italy (2005) she is currently completing a book on Leonardo da Vinci's shadows.
Bartolo di Fredi and the Art of his Time
Professor, McMaster University
Hayden B J Maginnis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and his graduate studies at Princeton University. A specialist in the history of early Sienese painting, he is the author of Painting in the Age of Giotto, The World of the Early Sienese Painter, and many articles on Sienese topics. In addition, he has been editor or co-editor on several books.
Researcher, Kunsthistoriches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut
Wolfgang Loseries is specialist in medieval and renaissance Sienese art, and a member of the Accademia Senese degli Intronati in Siena. He is a principal author of the collaborative project Die Kirchen von Siena (vol. 2: Oratorio della Carità-San Domenico, Munich 1992; vol. 3.1. Der Dom Santa Maria Assunta. Architektur, Munich 1999-2006) and has written extensively on Sienese painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Assistant Vice Provost for Upper Division Programs, Temple University
Emily Moerer earned her PhD and MA degrees from the University of Virginia with a specialization in Italian Renaissance art history. Her publications and presentations have considered the late medieval and early renaissance art of central Italy, its connection to new religious institutions, and St. Catherine of Siena. Moerer has taught renaissance and baroque art history at Chapman University, the University of California San Diego and the University of Pennsylvania.
Guest Researcher and Lecturer, University of Amsterdam
Born in Amsterdam, Machtelt Israëls was educated in art history, chemistry, and conservation of works of art before receiving her PhD from the University of Amsterdam. She specializes in Italian Renaissance art and has published and lectured on the function, technique, and patronage of painting in Tuscany. She was a fellow at Harvard's Villa I Tatti in 2004-05. Recently, she completed a collaborative volume on Sassetta's Borgo San Sepolcro altarpiece (Florence and Leiden 2009). Her projects include a monograph on Sassetta and, with Carl Brandon Strehlke, the catalogue of the paintings in the Berenson Collection at Villa I Tatti in Florence.
Associate Professor, Tulane University
Anne Dunlop is Associate Chair for Art History in the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University. She is the author of Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy (2009), as well as numerous articles on Sienese Trecento painting.
Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English, Harvard University
Louis Menand has also taught at Princeton, Queens College, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2002. He has been associate editor at The New Republic (1986-1987), literary editor of The New Yorker (1993-1994), and contributing editor of The New York Review of Books (1994-2001). Since 2001, he has been a staff writer at The New Yorker. His most recent book is The Marketplace of Ideas, on American higher education.
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Researcher, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut, Florence
A specialist of Medieval and early Renaissance Sienese art and a member of the Accademia Senese degli Intronati in Siena, he is a principal author of the collaborative project Die Kirchen von Siena (vol. 2: Oratorio della Carità-San Domenico, Munich 1992; vol. 3.1. Der Dom Santa Maria Assunta. Architektur, Munich 1999-2006) and has written extensively on Sienese paintings, sculptures and architecture.
Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia
Visiting Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Rebecca Brown is a visiting associate professor in the history of art and political science at Johns Hopkins University. She researches colonial and post-1947 South Asian visual culture and politics and has served as a consultant and curator for modern and contemporary Indian art exhibitions. She has published widely on architecture in colonial India, modernity and visual culture in 20th-century India and the imagery of the spinning wheel from the early 19th century through to Gandhi's deployment of it for the nationalist movement. Her current work investigates the 1985-86 Festival of India in the U.S.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of East Asian Art, Emeritus, Harvard University
Prior to his retirement in 1991, John Rosenfield served as chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Harvard University, acting director of the Harvard University Art Museums, trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and member of the Board of Directors, Japan Society of New York. He has organized national exhibitions of Japanese art and has lectured widely in museums and universities. His publications deal with Indian and Central Asian Buddhist arts of the Kushan period, Japanese Buddhist painting and sculpture, and Japanese painting of the medieval and early modern periods.