6:00 pm opening: featuring light antipasti, wine and live Renaissance music by the Elizabethan Syngers.
7:00 pm lecture: Palladio's Villas: Land and LandscapeProfessor Leon SatkowskiRapson Hall auditorium
Cost: FREEA specialist in the history of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, Leon Satkowski holds a B.Arch. from Cornell University and from Harvard University a M.A. and Ph.D. in art history. Beginning with the research for his doctoral dissertation, he has lived in Italy for four years and returns frequently to teach and to conduct his own research. He has been a Fellow of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy, a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and was awarded the Roy Jones Award for Outstanding Research by CALA. He is the author of Giorgio Vasari: Architect and Courtier (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993) and, with Colin Rowe, Italian Architecture of the 16th Century (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), which has been translated into Japanese and Spanish. He is also the author of several articles on Italian palaces and the architecture and urbanism of the Italian Jews. Currently Professor Satkowski is a member of a team of four scholars who will produce a new guidebook and history to the architecture and landscapes of Minnesota. Satkowski teaches courses in architectural history and urbanism at the introductory and advanced levels and serves as thesis critic. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Art History in the College of Liberal Arts.