The Italian Artistic Legacy in Contemporary Silversmithing: A Lecture by Ubaldo Vitali

Event Details
  The Italian Artistic Legacy in Contemporary  Silversmithing: A Lecture by Ubaldo Vitali  (2011 MacArthur Fellow), in conversation with Ulysses Grant Dietz (Newark Museum)
  February 28, 2013 6:00 PM
  February 28, 2013
  University Hall Conference Center
Ubaldo Vitali is one of the most important living silversmiths in the U.S., a highly sought after conservator of silver objects, and a refined art historian. Vitali is the first New Jerseyan and the first silversmith to win a MacArthur Fellowship, a prestigious prize awarded to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. This lecture will focus on the relationship between art history and technology as well as the specific legacy of Italian artistic movements in Vitali's works (for details, see his exhibit at the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.). He will be joined on stage by Ulysses Grant Dietz (Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum) for an engaging conversation.

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