Vatican Art Consultant To Give M.D. Anderson Lecture

Nov. 12, 2003
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The permanent consultant for Renaissance art to the Vatican Museums will deliver the M.D. Anderson Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in room 149 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Dr. Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt will lecture on "New Problems in Renaissance Portraiture: Raphael, Michelangelo and Cellini." The lecture, which is hosted by Baylor's Allbritton Art Institute, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

Brandt, a Phi Beta Kappa, serves as professor of fine arts at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. A graduate of Vassar College, she studied as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Bonn, earned a master's degree from Oxford University and received her doctorate from Harvard University.

In her work for the Vatican Museums, Brandt was a member of the team for the cleaning, conservation and study of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and was chair of the international conferences the dealt with the cleaning of the Sistine ceiling and the beginning of work on the Last Judgment fresco.

Additionally, she was editor-in-chief of the "Art Bulletin" and is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Leonardo da Vinci, 16th-century sculpture and Renaissance palaces. She received three awards for distinguished teaching and was named Slade Professor at Oxford in 1998. She also has received grants and fellowships for such organizations as the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Kress Foundation.

For more information, contact Dr. Jan McCullagh, associate professor of art history, at 710-6383.

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