A Scarlet Renaissance: A Symposium in Honor of

Sarah Blake McHam

and her 35 years at Rutgers University

March 9, 2013

Department of Art History

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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rutegrs sealCo-sponsored by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

8:30 -9:00 am Registration

9:00 am: Introductory  Remarks

Catherine Puglisi, Chair, Art History, Rutgers University

Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Associate Professor, University of Vermont

9:20 am: Plenary Lecture: “Byzantium in Renaissance Venice”

Debra Pincus, Independent Scholar, Washington, DC

10:15 am: Coffee Break

Session I

10:30 am – 12:30 pm 

“Ghiberti’s Moses”

Amy Bloch, Assistant Professor of Art History, State University of New York-Albany

“’CIVITAS FLORENTI[A]E,’ the New Jerusalem, and the Allegory of Divine  Misericordia”

Philip Earenfight, Director, The Trout Gallery/Associate Professor of Art History, Dickinson College

“Sculptors’ Signatures and the Question of Audience”

David Boffa, Independent Art Historian, Rome

“Holding the Host: Donatello’s Sacrament Tabernacle in St. Peter’s, Rome”

Kristen Van Ausdall, Assistant Professor of Art History, Kenyon College


Moderated by Linda Koch, Associate Professor of Art History, John Carroll University


12:45 – 2:15 pm

Light Lunch Provided for Participants and Registrants

Session II

2:30 – 5:00 pm

“Bronzino, Giambologna, and Adriaen de Vries: Influence, Innovation and the Paragone”

Meghan Callahan, Independent Art Historian, London

“Clarence Kennedy: Attributions through the Details”

Missy Beck Lemke, Image Specialist for Italian Art, Image Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington

“The Medici Grand Dukes and the Enduring Visual Legacy of the Cavalieri di Santo Stefano”

Katie Poole-Jones, Assistant Professor of Art History, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

“Rehabilitating a Forgotten Ugolino: the Clark Heptatych and Trecento Studies”

Tom Loughman, Assistant Deputy Director, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute


Moderated by Victor Coonin, James F. Ruffin Professor of Art History, Rhodes College

Concluding Remarks

Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Victor Coonin and Sarah Blake McHam

Closing Reception

5:00 – 6:00 pm