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Lecture Series Begins September 29

This fall, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Mortimer Rare Book Room and the Department of Art at Smith College are pleased to host Suzanne Folds McCullagh '73 as the 2012-2013 Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh (B.A., Smith College ‘73; Ph.D., Harvard University ‘81) is the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A specialist in French and Italian prints and drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque, she is the author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogues, among them a scholarly volume of over 700 drawings, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago (1997), including a newly discovered Raphael. She has organized a number of exhibitions and catalogues on significant Chicago-grown and Chicago-intended drawing collections including those of Joseph Shapiro, Martin Gecht, Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Jean and Steven Goldman, Richard and Mary Gray, and with the exhibition Capturing the Sublime: Italian Drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque (March 25–July 8, 2012)—that of Anne Searle Bent. She is a contributing curator for the exhibition Drawn to Excellence.

This fall, Professor McCullagh teaches ARH 240 Art Historical Studies: French and Italian Drawings: Renaissance through Romanticism.

Please join us for the Kennedy lecture series this fall:

Saturday, September 29
"Rival Partners: the Curator and the Collector of Old Master Drawings"
11:00 am, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Part of the 2012 Tremaine Symposium, Collected Drawings: A Public & Private Affair

Friday, October 12
"Drawn to Excellence: A Secret Passion of Public Import"

7:00 pm, Graham Auditorium/Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center
In conjunction with secondFRIDAY at the Smith College Museum of Art, celebrating the opening of Drawn to Excellence: Renaissance to Romantic Drawings from a Private Collection, on view September 28, 2012–January 6, 2013. 

Tuesday, October 23
"The Echo Effect: Italian Artists of the Renaissance & Baroque Learn from Each Other as Revealed in their Drawings"

5:00 pm, Graham Auditorium/Hillyer Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center

(click here for the poster):


Kennedy Lectures, 2011-2012

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