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Humanities on the Road: Cities of European Art: Florence & Paris

March 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

In Collaboration with Sampson Community College in Clinton, NC

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

This event is free and open to the public.


Thursday March 21, 2019 from 11:00am – 1:30pm  

Sampson Community College Activity Center




March 21, 2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Sampson Community College
1801 Sunset Ave
Clinton, NC 28328 United States
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