‘Old Masters across the Pond’

Italy — land of the Colosseum, gelato and Michelangelo’s “David.” The next travel stop on the Speed Art Museum’s Global Speed Series is this country known for its art, food and style. Art historian Fulvia Zaninelli will be discussing Italian art in her talk “Old Masters across the Pond: Samuel H. Kress and the Kress Collection Provenance Research Project.” Zaninelli is well versed in the patronage of businessman Samuel H. Kress (1865-1955). His Italian Renaissance art collection was brokered largely through Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, Kress’s principal dealer and the subject of a thesis by Zaninelli. The Kress Collection Provenance Research Project is housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a museum with strong research in provenance (who owned what art when).


Kentucky Center for the Arts
6:30 p.m. | Free for Speed members, $10 general admission
501 W. Main St