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Cities of European Art: Florence and Paris

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

In collaboration with the Center for European Studies

Creative artwork emerges in every human culture and historical era, but certain places have become especially influential centers of artistic work. This Dialogues seminar will focus on the influential development of new artwork and artistic institutions in two of the most important centers of European art: Florence and Paris. Two art historians will analyze the distinctive artistic creativity in these cities and note how the early modern cultural context influenced the lives and aspirations of innovative artists. The seminar will offer new historical perspectives by comparing the Florentine Renaissance with the art of Revolutionary-era Paris and showing how the artistic cultures in these places and times differed or converged.



The City as Work of Art: Florence

Mary Pardo, Associate Professor of Art and Art History

The Emergence of a Modern Art World in Paris, 1776–1848

Kathryn Desplanque, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Art and Art History

Why Did Art Become So Important in the Cultural History of Florence and Paris?

A panel discussion with our speakers



9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019. The tuition is $65. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

Register for this seminar.

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.

After the program: Attendees can listen to recordings from the program here.


January 26, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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