PiV Professor Chris Wright held solo show of paintings at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

PiV Professor Chris Wright held solo show of paintings at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Pratt in Venice professor of painting, Chris Wright, held a solo show of recent work at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in the Gateway National Recreation Area of the National Park Service.

Pratt in Venice Professor Joseph Kopta to Chair Panel on Venice and Byzantium at ICMS

Pratt in Venice Professor Joseph Kopta to Chair Panel on Venice and Byzantium at ICMS

Pratt in Venice Professor Joseph Kopta will co-chair the double session, “Venice, Materiality, and the Byzantine World” at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10–13, 2018, at the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

A Special Message from Our Director

30 November 2017

Dear Pratt in Venice alumni/ae,

I am writing to ask your support of our Pratt in Venice Scholarship Fund, ideally before December 31, as donations are tax deductible at present!

As tuition rates increase, it is especially challenging for many extremely well qualified applicants to Pratt in Venice to afford the program. I am speaking of students in art history, fine arts, preservation and design who are serious about wishing to participate.

Pratt in Venice Printmaking students with their Venetian studio assistant, Roberta Feoli, 2017

As students ask me about Pratt in Venice 2018, many of their questions center on cost and the availability of substantial scholarship help. In past years, through your generosity, we have been able to give $2000 or even $3000 to outstanding scholarship applicants. Such students have been highly committed productive participants on site. We need to be even more generous in the coming year.

To bring you up to date: 2017 was a very successful year with an excellent mix of graduate and undergraduate students. It proved a highly compatible group as well. Mario Naves and Grayson Cox organized an engaging Biennale visit in which students presented information about lead artists at selected pavilions. For the upcoming architectural Biennale, alumna Margaret Matz is coordinating an ambitious project that combines historical reconstruction and new installation in the surviving spaces of two ancient scuole. Among her several collaborators are current Pratt students and other Pratt in Venice alumni. Art historical events included Joe Kopta’s Ravenna visit, the ever wonderful villas-and-Bassano day, our Peggy Guggenheim visit led by Andrew Kurczak, and new revelations from conservators at San Sebastiano (the only ones not reported in my book that came out this year!).

Do take a look at prattinvenice.com for more details and pictures contributed by all, both on site and at the exhibition.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon. We need to embrace the good things in life.

A presto,

Diana Gisolfi
Director of Pratt in Venice
Professor of Art History

Pratt in Venice students with Diana Gisolfi at the last supper in Venice in July, 2017.

Venice, 2017.

Exhibition Opening!

Exhibition Opening!

You are cordially invited to Pratt in Venice's exhibition opening on Monday October 23rd at 5pm, featuring work and research by our 2017 alums! Come to East Gallery, 200 Willoughby Av, Brooklyn NY to learn more about the program; bid on select works in the silent auction to support the Scholarship Fund; and enjoy some fresh mozzarella and San Pellegrino with faculty and students! The exhibition will remain open Tuesday October 25 through Friday October 27, 9 am - 5 pm. We hope to see you there! 

Pratt in Venice Director Diana Gisolfi's Book Published by Yale University Press

Pratt in Venice Director Diana Gisolfi's Book Published by Yale University Press

Pratt in Venice Director Diana Gisolfi's new book, Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice, has been published by Yale University Press.