On Saturday, October 1, the University of Virginia Art Museum is hosting a symposium entitled Variety, Archeology, and Ornament: Renaissance Architectural Prints from Column to Cornice in which I will be speaking.
This symposium is being held in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name that features several items from Avery’s collections. I will be speaking on "Variety in Repetition: The Afterlife of Architectural Drawings," in this event organized by Cammy Brothers of the University of Virginia and Michael Waters of the Institute of Fine Arts.
Items from the Avery collections featured in the exhibition include eleven prints from the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, a collector’s album of engravings of Renaissance Rome published by Antoine Lafréry. A description of the Avery Speculum, which is kept in Drawings and Archives, is available here.
In addition to the Speculum prints, the exhibition also features a print by Hans Sebald Beham (1500?-1550), which is part of the Avery Classics collection.
–by Carolyn Yerkes, Curator of Avery Classics