Collectors Circle Lecture
Collectors Circle Lecture Series
Free with MFA admission, open to the public
Sponsored by: Northern Trust
Dr. Helena Katalin Szépe, Associate Professor, Renaissance Art History, at the University of South Florida, will focus on “Painted Manuscripts of Renaissance Venice,” her specialty. She has a book manuscript, Privilege and Duty in the Serene Republic: Painted Documents of Renaissance Venice, currently under review for publication. She is also working on a new book with Lilian Armstrong, Master of the Renaissance Book: Benedetto Bordon.
A distinguished scholar, Dr. Szépe is widely published in journals, books, and exhibition catalogues and has lectured at numerous conferences and symposia in this country, Europe, and Canada. She has also presented papers at Florida State University, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and at European universities, institutes, libraries, and museums. She has been a Visiting Scientist Fellow at the University of Padua in Italy and has received American Council of Learned Societies, Getty Postdoctoral, and Huntington Library Fellowships. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at Houghton Library of Harvard University.
Dr. Szépe holds her BA from the University of Chicago and her MA and PhD from Cornell University, all in art history. Her graduate study led her to medieval and Renaissance art and specifically to decorated Venetian books. She joined the USF faculty in 1990.