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Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

Adult Programs, National Gallery of Art
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Oct 12 3:30PM - 4:30PM

The Collector of Lives

Noah Charney, author; adjunct professor of art history, American University of Rome and University of Ljubljana; and founder, Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)

In this lecture, held on October 12, 2017, at the National Gallery of Art, Noah Charney examines how much of the way we conceive of art todayfrom which artists are generally considered the greatest and the preference for the Florentine Renaissance over other periods and eras to the very idea of collecting art and how it is arranged in museumscan be traced back to one man. Giorgio Vasari, a leading mid-16th-century painter and architect working in Florence and Rome, secured his legacy when he penned The Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. Often considered the first work of art history, The Lives established not only the field of study, but also how the popular imagination understands art.

A book signing of The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art follows.

Lecture-related events are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Registration is not required.

Top Image: Courtesy of Noah Charney

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Michelangelo Pistoletto

Nov 06 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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