This symposium in memory of scholar Andrew Ladis celebrates both his love of trecento painting and his commitment to its display, study, and preservation in a museum context. Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The conference will open Thursday evening with a keynote address by Carl Strehlke of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and feature speakers from various disciplines and countries, focusing on the interpretation and technical development of gold-ground painting in Renaissance Italy the following day. The museum will host a trip to Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday, October 25, 10$ per person. The conference itself is free and open to the public. To reserve a hotel room at the Athens Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express, call 800-315-2621 and mention the “Georgia Museum of Art Trecento Conference.” RSVP by email for the conference and/or trip to Greenville.
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
2014 Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture, Carl Brandon Strehlke, adjunct curator, John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Curating the Renaissance”
Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Introductions by William U. Eiland, director, Georgia Museum of Art, and Shelley Zuraw, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Rika Burnham, head of education, The Frick Collection, “Close Study: Madonna and Child by Marco Basaiti”
Perri Lee Roberts, professor of art history, University of Miami, “Strategies for Learning About Gold Ground Painting”
Gianfranco Pocobene, John L. and Susan K. Gardner Chief Conservator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, “Giuliano da Rimini’s Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints: Technical Discoveries and the Inscription Question”
Dianne Modestini, conservator, Kress Program in Paintings Conservation, Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center, New York University, “Problems in the Cleaning and Restoration of Early Italian Paintings”
Wolfgang Loseries, researcher and project coordinator, Kunsthistoriches Institut in Florenz, “Relics, Processions and Miracles: Benedetto di Bindo’s Paintings for the Chapel of Relics in Siena Cathedral”
Gail E. Solberg, instructor in art history, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Florence Program, “The Altarpiece Trade in the Late Trecento: Taddeo di Bartolo and Spinello Aretino”
George Bent, Sidney Gause Childress Professor in the Arts, Washington and Lee University, “Adventures in Advertising in the Florentine Wool Guild”
Nathaniel Silver, art historian, “Making a Splash: Sant’Antonio di Castello and the Antonines in Trecento Venice”
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Trip to Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Greenville, S.C. View the collection of Old Master paintings; lunch on the grounds with discussion facilitated by Shelley Zuraw