January 24, 2011

Roethke Festival 2011: The Renaissance Spirit

Theodore Roethke Humanities Festival 2011

The Renaissance Spirit

Renaissance Spirit Schedule

January 24–June 30
Skillman Library, Lass Gallery
Vedute di Venezia: Photographs by Ewa Monika Zebrowski

February 5–March 26
Williams Center GalleryRevisiting the Italian Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture from the Allentown Art Museum

Thursday, February 10, 4:15 p.m.
Skillman Library, Gendebien Room
Diane Cole Ahl, Rothkopf Professor of Art History
“This Splendid Noble Art”: Re-Viewing Fifteenth Century Painting in Italy

Tuesday, February 15, 12:15 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts, room 108
Diane Cole Ahl
Gallery Talk: Revisiting the Italian Renaissance
Lunch provided at noon.

Thursday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.
Williams Center 108 and Gallery
J. Brooks Joyner, The Priscilla Payne Hurd President and CEO of the Allentown Art Museum and Diane Cole Ahl
Lecture and Reception
Joyner will speak about the Kress Collection and Ahl will speak about the exhibition.
A reception will follow.

Monday, February 28, 8:00 p.m.
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, room 104
Professor Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
“Reading in the Renaissance”

Monday, March 7, 12:00 noon
Skillman Library, Gendebien Room
Ewa Monika Zebrowski
“Photographing Venice, a City in Peril”
Lunch will be provided.

Monday, March 7, 4:15 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts, room 108
Professor Patricia Fortini Brown, Princeton University
“Empire of Fragments: Venice Beyond the Lagoon”

Wednesday, March 9, 4:15 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts, room 108
Anthony Newcomb, Terrill Professor Emeritus of Music, University of California, Berkeley
“The Italian Madrigal and the Renaissance Court”

Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts, room 108
Anthony Cummings, Anthony Newcomb, and Robert Wiemken“Musical Practices in the Court of Ferrara”

Wednesday, March 9, 8:00 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts
Piffaro, King’s Noyse, and Ellen HargisMadrigals, Dances, and Fantasias from the Italian Renaissance: works by Carlo Gesualdo, Cipriano de Rore, and their contemporaries

Thursday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, room 104
John Monfasani, Professor of History, SUNY Albany
“Émigré Greek Scholars and the Italian Renaissance”

Saturday, April 16, 8:00 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts
Venice Baroque, with Giuliano Carmignola
Antonio Vivaldi and his Circle

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Locations and Hours

Williams Center Gallery
Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton Street (main campus)
(610) 330-5361, or email
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Performance nights 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery
Williams Visual Arts Building

243 North Third Street
(610) 330-5361, or email
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11-5 p.m. and by appointment, Sat. 12-5 p.m.

Lass Gallery and Simon Room
David Bishop Skillman Library

(610) 330-5410, or email
Hours: Library hours

All exhibitions and related lectures are free and open to the public.