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Love, Truth, Orthodoxy, Reticence: Botticelli's Primavera
Friday, April 27, 2007 - 7:00pm
Portland State University's Department of Art presents a lecture, "Love, Truth, Orthodoxy, Reticence: Botticelli's Primavera" by Rebecca Zorach on the great hallmark of Renaissance painting, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli (c. 1482). A University of Chicago art historian, Zorach has captured the attention of many through her lively and engaging work on gender in both contemporary and Renaissance art. She comes to Portland as the distinguished keynote speaker for the 2007 PSU National Undergraduate Symposium in Art History.

In conjunction with the lecture, a symposium will feature ten outstanding undergraduates from across the country to present their original research in art history. Representing Amherst, Colorado College, Miami University, Northwestern and Portland State, among others, students will explore topics ranging from the mosaics at San Vitale in Ravenna to Renaissance murals, royal portraiture in the seventeenth century, architectural memorials and contemporary Japanese painting.
When: Keynote Lecture: Friday, April 27, 2007, at 7 p.m.
Symposium: Saturday, April 28, 2007, starting at 10 a.m.
Where: Keynote Lecture: Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.)
Symposium: Stevens Room, Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.)
Cost: The lecture and symposium are free and open to the public.
Contact: For more information contact Anne McClanan at 503-725-3338 or anne@pdx.edu

Background:
Rebecca Zorach has published articles in Wired magazine as well as numerous scholarly works such as her book, Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold: Abundance and Excess in the French Renaissance (2005) and contributions to Other Objects of Desire: Collectors and Collecting Queerly (2001).

The symposium and keynote address are made possible by Portland State's Department of Art and School of Fine and Performing Arts, Educational Activities Speakers Board, Academically-Controlled Auxiliary Activities Fund, Art History Student Association and by Tiffany & Co. and Gifford's Flowers of Portland.