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Head curator from the National Gallery, London to speak at Randolph

Caroline Campbell (Photo by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian, courtesy of National Gallery, London)

Caroline Campbell (Photo by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian, courtesy of National Gallery, London)

Randolph College will host the head of the Curatorial Department of the National Gallery, London on September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. Caroline Campbell, who also serves as curator of Italian paintings before 1500, will speak on “Representing the Renaissance: Collection, Display, and Scholarship at the National Gallery.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Born in Belfast, Campbell was educated at University College, Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Her interests encompass the interaction of Byzantine and Italian painting, Cranach, Cézanne and the 20th century, but Italian Medieval and Renaissance painting and its reception are at the heart of her work as a curator and scholar. She has curated and co-curated many exhibitions, including Bellini and the East (2005-06), Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence (2009); Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting (2014) and Duccio/Caro: In Dialogue (2015).

Before her current position with the National Gallery, London, Campbell held curatorial positions at The Courtauld Gallery, London (where she was curator of paintings from 2005-12), the National Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Campbell is the third speaker from the National Gallery, London on Randolph’s campus. The lectures are part of Randolph’s partnership with the Gallery. Formed in February 2014, the partnership was designed to create enhanced learning opportunities for Randolph students, faculty, and staff. The collaboration also includes a special internship program for Randolph students at the Gallery in London. Randolph is the only U.S. educational institution with a collaborative relationship with the gallery.

On Wednesday, Campbell will also speak during a class for Randolph students on “Botticelli’s ‘Venus and Mars’: Meaning, Gender, and Function.”

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