Jill Weinreich to speak and answer questions about living in Venice and working with the Venice Biennale


Jill Weinreich has lived and worked in Venice for thirteen years, working most recently as on-site logistics coordinator and project manager for the American pavilion at the Venice Biennale (biennial international contemporary art exhibition held in Venice, Italy).  At the Biennale in 2003 Ms. Weinreich worked with the Fred Wilson exhibition and this past year, 2009, with the Bruce Nauman exhibition ("Topological Gardens") which won the Lion d’Oro award for Best National Participation.  Jill will give a brief informal presentation about living in Venice as well as about her experiences working with artists and exhibitions in Venice.  To be followed by Q&A.  Ms. Weinreich holds a BA in Arts and Humanities from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MA in Arts Administration from New York University.

For more information about the Venice Biennale, see for example:  http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/index.html

For more information about the Bruce Nauman exhibition "Topological Gardens" see for example: http://www.naumaninvenice.org/

There are also You Tube and other clips with video footage of the exhibition so happy surfing!  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ophelia Parrish, Room 2210

Truman State University

6:00 p.m.

Free and open to public.  This event sponsored by the Truman State University Art Gallery (special thanks to Prof. Aaron Fine).

Survey II students explore Renaissance manuscripts

Special Collections Ren mss 027(The picture above was taken during last year's visit to Special Collections with director of Special Collections Elaine Doak)

Students in Survey II (ART223 Art in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the Present Day) spent this morning's class time exploring Truman State University's Renaissance manuscript holdings.  Students paged through and studied French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin manuscripts dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and including the University's beautiful late fifteenth-century book of hours. This semester's visit also featured manuscripts on loan to the University from The Remnant Trust (on view in the west display corridor until November 6, 2009), including a mid-fifteenth-century Latin manuscript with beautiful illuminated initials.  The visit connected with class study of Renaissance art history and students' research work with primary sources. 

Special Collections Ren mss 006 (Page spread from the Book of Hours (France, late fifteenth century) showing the Adoration of the Magi on the left page)

Special Collections is on the third floor of Pickler Memorial Library (PML303) and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. so go see these manuscripts yourself!  http://library.truman.edu/departments/specialcollections.asp