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Mon, October 09, 2017

10:00 am – 18:00 pm

Studio Arts College International
Via Sant'Antonino 11
50123 Firenze, Italy

Introduced by Mary Beckinsale, Art Historian and SACI President Emeritus. Full program available on the SACI website.

The symposium is co-sponsored by NYU Florence, as part of the exhibition of contemporary art installed in Villa La Pietra, entitled Regarding Women in the Acton Collection.

Symposium in SACI’s Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall (Palazzo dei Cartelloni): Resetting the Table: a Symposium on Feminist Art and Herstory. 

  • 10:00 am  ~  Introduction by Dr. Mary Beckinsale, art historian and SACI President Emeritus.
  • 10:15 am  ~  Presentation by Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler, public historian and arts activist, President of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation: Feminist Art and Social Action.
  • 11:30 am  ~  Presentation by Dr. Maria Antonia Rinaldi, Director of SACI’s MA in Art History program: Comments on Italian Female Art History Critics.
  • 12:15 pm  ~  Presentation by Dr. Helen Watterson, art historian and professor of Renaissance Art History at SACI: Judith and Female Artistic Identity in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Period.
  • 2:30 pm  ~  Presentation by Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Curating a Feminist Art Center.
  • 3:45 pm  ~  Presentation by Dr. Mary Beckinsale, art historian and SACI President Emeritus: Feminist Reflections on Interpretations of Certain Renaissance Paintings.
  • 4:30 pm  ~  Presentation by Molly Di Grazia, artist and SACI alumna (MFA, 2015) whose one-person exhibition, Pharmakon, is featured in the SACI Palazzo dei Cartelloni Gallery: Contemporary Practice through a Personal Lens.
  • 5:15 pm  ~  Closing Remarks followed by Reception in the SACI Gallery.

Museum Meetings is a cycle of conversations in art spaces designed for all students. It is dedicated to various aspects of art and museums in Florence: art, collecting, display, iconography, techniques and media,  conservation, and the role of museums in society today. The program originates from the Acton Collection and expands to other art locations in the city. All the meetings are conceived as discussions and envisage an active participation.