The Search for the Spiritual through Art

Wednesday, March 12

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

6:00 PM  Self-guided tour  

7 :00 PM  Art and the Experience of the Medieval Pilgrim

 Dr. Caroline Hillard will discuss art and pilgrimage in Italy in the late Middle Ages, focusing on how images were used to attract pilgrims and how, as much as can be determined, the pilgrims experienced them.

Caroline Hillard joined the Art History faculty at Wright State University in 2011 after a year as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on conceptions of antiquity and ancient art in Renaissance, Italy, concentrating on the rediscovery of the ancient Etruscans. She has held grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Pittsburgh Foundation, while her dissertation, "An Alternate Antiquity: The Etruscans in Renaissance Florence and Rome," was awarded Best Unpublished Manuscript by the Society for Italian Historical Studies and nominated for the Council of Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award. She has published and presented papers on the intersections between Renaissance art and anatomy. Dr. Hillard offers courses in Renaissance and Baroque art history.


Taft Musuem of Art

316 Pike Street

Cincinnati, OH, 45202