The University Record, October 8, 1996

Two-day conference will focus on culture of Venice

The Mocking of Christ, c. 1590 (left), is only one of the exhibits highlighted in the two day conference on the culture of Venice, Oct. 11-13, sponsored by the Museum of Art and other units.

Photo courtesy Museum of Art

As part of one of its current exhibitions, "Venice, Traditions Transformed," the Museum of Art and a number of other units are sponsoring an international, interdisciplinary conference Oct. 11-13 on "Venice Reflected: The Making of Culture 1500-1800."

The supporting units include the Program in European Studies, the International Institute, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Academy of Early Music, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the School of Music's Dean's Discretionary Fund, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Here's a brief run-down on general focus of the sessions. Most events are free and open to the public.

For further information on locations, etc., call 764-5400.


October 11:
"Painting, Writing and the Making of Venetian Culture," 3-5 p.m.

Opening Lecture: "Sharing a Love of Art: The Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation," 8 p.m.


October 12
"Circulation and Exchange---Economies of Status," 9 a.m.-noon.

"Grand Tours: Venice in Europe," 2-5 p.m.

Pre-concert lecture (open to concert ticket-holders only): "`Had She Been Born in Another Era' . . . Barbara Strozzi and Her Music in Sciento Venice," 7 p.m.

Concert: "Songs, Motets and Cantatas by Barbara Strozzi," the Harp Consort, 8 p.m. Tickets required.


October 13
"Venetian Identity---Representation and Reception," 9 a.m.-noon, followed by concluding remarks.


Related Events October 13
"This Republic of Strings," Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments Lecture, 2 p.m.

Pamela, a play by Carol Goldoni, translated by Donald C. McManus, 2 p.m. Tickets required.