Consuelo Lollobrigida is an art historian with an MA and a Ph.D. degree in Art History from Sapienza University, Rome (IT). Professor of Art History at the University of Arkansas Rome Program, she is the curator of the Annual International Women in the Arts Conference.
She studied with Silvia Danesi Squarzina and Vera Fortunati, the founders of gender studies in art in Italy.
Her field of expertise is women artists and studies, museum studies and Rome Renaissance and Baroque history and art. Since 2008 she has been taking part to conferences and meetings, all over the world, on women artists in 17th and 18th century, such as: RSA, Feminist Art Conference, Jane Fortune Foundation and in many universities (Bologna, Milan, Roma Tre, Granada, Madrid, Jaen, Washington).
She taught Museum Studies and Didactic of Art at Sapienza and worked as researcher in Italian and international Museums such as the Macro Rome, Soprintendenza, Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Barberini Museo di Criminologia in Rome.
As writer she authored many scholar articles and books, such as Plautilla Bricci. Pictura et Architectura celebris. L’architettrice del Barocco Romano; Following Women Artists. A Guide of Rome; Maria Luigia Raggi. Il Capriccio Architettonico tra Arcadia e Grand Tour; Introduzione alla Museologia. Strumenti e Metodi per operatori museali.
At the RC she teaches: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture, The Grand Tour of Europe, Art History, Women Artists from Renaissance to contemporary, Art as History.
Honorary Senior Fellow in Art History, School of Communication and Culture, University of Melbourne
Dr Adelina Modesti is an Honorary Senior Fellow in Art History in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, and former Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at La Trobe University (History), researching women’s cultural patronage and networks in early modern Italy. Prior to this she was an AEUIFAI Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and Lecturer in Theory and History of Art and Design at Monash University (1984-2002). She received her doctorate from Monash in 2006 with a dissertation on the artist Elisabetta Sirani of Bologna, on whom she has published widely, including a 2014 monograph-catalogue raisonné. Adelina’s research focuses on female cultural production and patronage by women in early modern Italy, the cultural exchange and transfer of luxury goods between the courts of Europe, and the textile production of nuns and court ladies. Her latest book Elisabetta Sirani (Lund Humphries, London, Getty Publications, Los Angeles) was published in June 2023.
Together with Dr Consuelo Lollobrigida, Adelina is also editor of the new series by Brepols, Women in the Arts: New Horizons. For many years she was an AWA Advocate in Florence for the Advancing Women Artists Foundation, founded by the late Dr Jane Fortune. Her publications include:
Adelina Modesti, Elisabetta Sirani (London, Lund Humphries, and Los Angeles, Getty Publications, 2023)
Adelina Modesti, Women’s Patronage and Gendered Cultural Networks in Early Modern Europe. Vittoria della Rovere, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (London & New York: Routledge, 2020)
Adelina Modesti, Elisabetta Sirani ‘Virtuosa’. Women’s Cultural Production in Early Modern Bologna (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014)
Adelina Modesti, Elisabetta Sirani. Una virtuosa del Seicento bolognese (Bologna, Editrice Compositori, 2004).
Annual International Women in the Arts Conference
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