February 28, 2013
05:00 pm

Lecture: The Italian Artistic Legacy in Contemporary Silversmithing

UN Hall Conference Center, 7th floor, Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
07043 Newark, NJ
United States

A Lecture by Ubaldo Vitali (2011 MacArthur Fellow), in conversation with Ulysses Grant Dietz (Newark Museum).

Ubaldo Vitali is one of the most important living silversmiths in the U.S., a highly sought after conservator of silver objects, and a refined art historian. Vitali is the first New Jerseyan and the first silversmith to win a MacArthur Fellowship, a prestigious prize awarded to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. This lecture will focus on the relationship between art history and technology as well as the specific legacy of Italian artistic movements in Vitali's works (for details, see his exhibit at theRenwick Gallery in Washington D.C.). He will be joined on stage by Ulysses Grant Dietz (Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum) for an engaging conversation.

RSVP required by Mon February 25th: http://tinyurl.com/a6do8wm

Sponsored and organized by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies(Department of Spanish and Italian) at Montclair State University
Co-sponsored by the the Department of Art and Design (Art History and MetalworkPrograms) at Montclair State University and the Consulate of Italy in Newark, NJ.
Contact: Dr. Teresa Fiore at [email protected]