IAS/Kress Lecture Series

The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce the speaker for the 2017 IAS/Kress Lecture: Professor Babette Bohn of Texas Christian University in Forth Worth. Professor Bohn’s talk is titled “Il ‘fenomeno bolognese’ rivisto: donne artiste a Bologna tra quattrocento e settecento” and is about women artists in Bologna during the early modern period. The lecture will take place on 7 June 2017, in the Aula Magna of the former monastery of Santa Cristina that now houses the Department of the Arts – Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, in Bologna, Italy. The lecture is supported by the IAS and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Italian Art Society jointly sponsor a series of lectures intended to promote intellectual exchanges by offering established North American scholars the opportunity to present their research to the international community of scholars living or working in Italy. Through the generous assistance of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS has received a continuation of funding to support annual lectures through 2018. Suggestions for locale should be directed to the IAS President.


To date, the IAS/Kress Lecture in Italy has been held in Florence (June 2011 and 2016, Rome (May 2010 and 2013), Venice (June 2012), Pisa (May 2014), and Naples (April 2015). Suggestions for future host cities should be directed to the IAS President.

2013 IAS/Kress Lecture, Fondazione Marco Besso, Rome. Photo Credit: Olga Posazhennikova.

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