Venice Plague Tour - Lazzaretti and Quarantine
Art as Ex-Voto
Susan has over ten years of experience teaching the History of Art for prestigious university programs in the UK and Italy. After graduating in the History of Art and Italian in 1998, she took an M.A. concentrating on art and architecture in Venice, and in 2004 she completed her specialization with a Ph.D. on Venetian Renaissance altarpieces. As a post-doctoral researcher with the University of Glasgow and London's National Gallery, she worked as a researcher and editor on the National Inventory of European Painting, the on-line catalog of European paintings in British museums. Susan has also contributed articles to the Burlington Magazine and Artibus et Historiae. Susan met her Venetian husband Paolo in 1997; they have a young son and divide their time between homes in Italy and the UK.
Lorenza is a native of Venice who received her Master in Art History through Cà Foscari University, Venice. For the past 25 years, she has divided her time between Venice and New York. In New York she teaches various courses on art history at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, where she designed the course Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic 1100-1800. For FIT she also developed and leads the Short-Term Study Abroad in Venice. She is lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and contributor to the Khan Academy with art history essays. Lorenza has authored and contributed to numerous books and publications on Venice, including "Venezia. La città, l'arte, la storia" (Arsenale 2011), "Arts and Crafts in Venice" (Koneman, Koln, 1999) and "Handbook of Painting Techniques" (NYU in Venice, 1999). In the past she taught history of art and architecture in Venice at the New York University, and in Venice worked for the Venice Bureau for the Protection of Architectural, Historical and Artistic Heritage for 13 years, cataloging, documenting, and researching the collection at the Palazzo Reale. Lorenza is an esteemed scholar with decades of international experience. She will lead you through her city with fun, passion, and knowledge.
Originally from Genoa, Erika moved to Venice ten years ago to study Oriental languages at Ca' Foscari University, where she graduated with a thesis on Japanese art and architecture. She has a keen interest in the art and history of Venice and worked for some important cultural institutions, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, where she was in charge of special events, and the National Oriental Museum at Ca' Pesaro, where she studied and cataloged part of the collection. Her time at the Guggenheim collection sharpened her knowledge of contemporary art, which she continues to study. She is now a licensed tourist guide for the city of Venice.
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