IAS/Kress Lecture Series

NINTH ANNUAL IAS/KRESS FOUNDATION LECTURE: The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce the program for the 2018 lecture sponsored by IAS and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The talk Godsbody: The Roman Crucifix from its Beginnings to the Cinquecento will be given by Dr. Anthony Cutler from the Department of Art History at Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. The lecture will be at 16:00 on 27 June 2018 at Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma. Please email programs@italianartsociety.org with questions. See the abstract for the talk  and download a PDF of the flyer.

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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