Frances Gage will speak at Daemen College March 7

Frances Gage will speak at Daemen College March 7 in Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series 


February 19, 2013



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                        Daemen College Visual &

                        Performing Arts Department

                        716. 839.8241


            Buffalo State College Assistant Professor of Art History Frances Gage will speak at Daemen College 7 p.m., March 7, 2013, in the Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual & Performing Arts.  Gage’s presentation, “The Use of Similar Delights: Collecting and Health in Early Modern Rome,” is part of the 2012/2013 Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series at Daemen.  It is free and open to the public.


            This event is sponsored by Joan Stovroff, President and Stovroff & Taylor Realtors and Stovroff & Taylor Travel.


The Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual & Performing Arts is located on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst.


Frances Gage specializes in 16th and 17th century studies on patronage, collecting, and criticism during this period, with a specific focus on Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.  Gage received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Before arriving at Buffalo State she held curatorial and research positions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (at the National Gallery of Art). She has received support from the American Philosophical Society, the Renaissance Society of America, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.


Gage’s broad teaching interests span European art and architecture from the 13th through the 20th centuries. Her articles and essays on the art of Caravaggio and the Caravaggisti, landscape painting, sixteenth-and seventeenth-century art criticism, the figure of the amateur, and on the history of collecting have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, The Intellectual History Review, and the volumes Da Caravaggio ai Caravaggisti (2009), The Accademia Seminars (2009) and Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art, 1500-1900 (2011).


She is currently completing a book, Painting as Medicine: Giulio Mancini and the Efficacy of Art in Seventeenth-Century Rome.



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