Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities
Fall 2017 Symposium
In October 2017 an international symposium in Naples launched the new Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities.
Images: Claudio Metallo
In October 2017, the O’Donnell Institute and the Museo di Capodimonte launched the new Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities with a three-day symposium that set Naples and the Capodimonte in a global context.
An international group of forty distinguished scholars spent three days participating in a series of gallery talks and site visits at the Capodimonte and its surrounding gardens. Through individual artworks ranging from panel paintings to porcelain and from the Middle Ages to the present, presentations opened onto larger questions of circulation, encounter, exchange, and transformation within a network spanning Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
In addition to speakers from distinguished institutions in Europe and the United States, participants included scholars from important universities in Naples: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, and Napoli Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. Honored guests included the President of the Sorbonne, the President of the Port of Naples, the President of the International Propeller Clubs, and the President of the Amici di Capodimonte.
View the symposium program here: 2017 Naples Program
View a short film documenting the 2017 symposium.
For their collaboration and support in organizing the 2017 symposium, the O’Donnell Institute and the Museo di Capodimonte are grateful to Amici di Capodimonte, Porto di Napoli, The International Propeller Clubs, Marina Militare, Université Paris-Sorbonne, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John Ridings Lee, and Ms. Claire Dewar.
Image: Claudio Metallo