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Event Nari Ward: Rooted Communities LSU Museum of Art 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801,
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Feb 19, 2014
Event Kerry Downey-The Sunken Living Room Franklin Street Works Stamford, CT ,
Mar 22, 2014
Event Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade (Courtesy the Artists) are included in the group exhibition "When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South" Studio Museum in Harlem,
Mar 26, 2014
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Mar 28, 2014
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Event Drew Beattie-"Betty re Testers" Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia 511 W 22nd Street New York NY 10011,
Mar 28, 2014
Event Julio Grinblatt-Of Light and Time 81 Hester Street New York, New York 10002,
Mar 29, 2014
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Apr 03, 2014
Event Adams Puryear-Rare Forms Exhibition 67 West St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn,
Apr 04, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-Sensation David Richard Gallery LLC | 544 SOUTH GUADALUPE STREET, SANTA FE, NM 87501,
Apr 04, 2014
Event Diana Cooper- "New York Women" G Gallery, Houston TX,
Apr 05, 2014
Event Witts-Novella Gallery Novella Gallery 164 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002,
Apr 05, 2014
Event Christina Freeman, Sarada Rauch, & Baris Gokturk-Heliopolis Heliopolis NYC,
Apr 11, 2014
Event Kerry Downey-We owe each other everything CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale, NY,
Apr 13, 2014
Event Alexandro Segade-"TAKE ECSTASY WITH ME" Whitney Museum of American Art NYC,
Apr 17, 2014
Event Katie Murray-Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood The Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Apr 18, 2014
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Elinor Richter

Professor of Art History

Elinor Richter earned her PhD, MPhil and MA from Columbia University. She has taught full-time at Hunter College since 2001. She is also on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

As a Professor of Renaissance Art, she has focused primarily on Italian Art of the 15th and 16th centuries. Her concentration has been on the field of Italian sculpture, not only in Florence, the epicenter of the new Humanism, but also at other Tuscan centers such as Siena and Orvieto. Recently she has devoted much of her energies to the study of patronage, primarily that of the guilds and the Medici family; in the case of the latter from their earliest beginnings through the formation of the great ducal collection. Richter has always been interested in seeking out connections to the literature, politics and history of the Renaissance era. A secondary field of interest is the art of the 18th and early 19th centuries, particularly in Spain and in England.

Richter’s courses at Hunter include surveys of Renaissance Art, both early and late, as well as seminars on Italian sculpture, the Medici, Goya, England in the Age of Hogarth and Research Methods. In 1997, she was the first adjunct to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Hunter College.

Her articles have appeared in artibus et historiae, Source, and the Grove Dictionary of Art. She has written a book on La Scultura di Antonio Federighi (Turin: Umberto Allemandi, 2002) and is currently preparing a monographic study on the fortuna critica of Raphael’s Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione. She is a frequent lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Students League, and the Smithsonian Institute. Richter has also written on contemporary artists. She is also a contributor to reviews on H-NET ITALY.

Richter just published Joel Carreiro, Seeing Things -- a catalogue for a traveling retrospective. She is currently writing an essay on the revival of sculpture for the Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Art (to be published in 2011).


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