Visiting Scholar Talk - Megan Holmes
First Friday Lecture Series
Art Historian and Professor, Megan Holmes
"Rethinking 'Vandalism' and 'Iconoclasm'"
Friday, December 7 at 12:00 p.m.
The School of Art at Kent State University presents the next of the First Friday Lecture Series on December 7 with visiting scholar, Megan Holmes. Professor Holmes will be speaking on the intentional defacement of Italian paintings in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and frame this work in relation to conceptions about "vandalism" and "iconoclasm" and contemporary attacks on cultural heritage. This lecture is free and open public and will take place at noon in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts.
Megan Holmes is professor of Italian Renaissance art history at the University of Michigan. Her scholarly interests include the social history of art, popular religion, visual and material culture, monasticism and the arts, and print culture. Her most recent articles focus on ex-votos, illustrated printed miracle books, and the representation of black Africans in Renaissance Florence.
Image: Olivuccio di Ciccarello (Italian, Marche, 1360/65-1439), The Madonna of Humility with the Temptation of Eve, c. 1400, tempera and gold on wood panel, Cleveland Museum of Art, detail