Sheri Shaneyfelt, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the department of history of art, will give a lecture on Tuesday, November 11, at 6 pm in Cohen 203 to correlate with the current exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts entitled Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy.
Beginning in the early thirteenth century, Italy was transformed by two innovative new religious orders known as the Dominicans, founded by Saint Dominic of Caleruega, and the Franciscans, founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. Shaneyfelt will present highlights of the exhibition, which is the first to examine the significant role played by the two major mendicant orders in the great flowering of art in Italy in the period from 1200 to 1550.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Cohen Memorial Hall is located on the western edge of the Peabody campus at 1220 21st Avenue South. Parking is available in Lot 95 outside Cohen Hall, off 21st Avenue South on the Peabody campus and across from Medical Center East.