Arts Society & Culture

Georgia Museum of Art to host the Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium at UGA

Trecento St. Lucy-v
Attributed to Pietro Nelli (Florentine

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens will host the Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium Oct. 23-25. The symposium talks are free and open to the public.

The symposium is held in memory of Andrew Ladis, a former Franklin Professor of Art History at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and as a celebration of his passion for the display, study and preservation of trecento painting in a museum context. “Trecento” refers to art produced in 14th century Italy.

On Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m., Carl Brandon Strehlke, adjunct curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will give the Alfred Heber Holbrook Lecture, which is also the symposium’s keynote address. The lecture, “Curating the Renaissance,” will be followed by a reception hosted by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Events on Oct. 24 will open with an introduction from the museum’s director, William U. Eiland at 9 a.m. followed by nine speakers from universities and museums from around the world discussing a variety of topics pertaining to trecento painting. The day will be divided into two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions, separated by coffee breaks and capped by a roundtable discussion.

The museum will offer a day trip on Oct. 25 for participants to view the collection of Old Master paintings at Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery in Greenville, South Carolina. The trip costs $10 per person, and reservations are required in advance.

This symposium is funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and cosponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

For more information about the event and the symposium’s schedule, see

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see or call 706-542-4662.