The University of Texas at Tyler College of Arts and Sciences will host its 3rd Annual Conference on Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Dr. Alisa White interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, announced.
“Art Matters: Image and Interpretation from Classical Antiquity to the Present Day” will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Co-organized by Dr. Jill Blondin, assistant professor of art history, and Dr. Victor Scherb, chair of the Department of Literature and Languages, the conference is intended to bring together students, faculty and the local community.
It will explore issues concerning artistic representation during the classical, medieval and renaissance periods and how these issues continue to effect us today.
“This conference is open to the public at no charge and is a wonderful opportunity to be exposed to the richness and diversity of these periods,” said Blondin.
Dr. Jeryldene M.Wood, author of Women, Art and Spirituality: The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy, will be the plenary speaker. He topic will be “Images of Mercy: Invoking the Madonna delle Grazie in Renaissance Naples.”