Alum to Discuss Art Museum Exhibition Nov. 29

Professor Chris Naffziger will host an art history forum entitled “You Spent How Many Years Working on This? Reflections on Mounting a Major Renaissance Painting and Drawing Exhibition” from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Ophelia Parrish 2210.

Naffiziger’s talk will focus on his contributions to the major exhibition currently on display at the St. Louis Art Museum. The display features more than 130 paintings and drawings by sixteenth century Italian artist Federico Barocci. Following the conclusion of its time in St. Louis the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery in London for display.

The exhibition in St. Louis will be the first showing in the United States especially devoted to Barocci’s paintings and drawings. The artist is considered by many art enthusiasts to be one of the great colorists of the Renaissance era. His works are considered important precursors of Baroque-era masters like Peter Paul Rubens.

The event, sponsored by the Art Department and the University Art Gallery, is free and open to the public.