New York Renaissance Consortium
The New York Renaissance Consortium has been established to take advantage of the wealth of Renaissance teaching and research in the New York metropolitan area and to create a network through which information about Renaissance events can be shared both through a webpage and listserv. It is intended to facilitate a community among scholars, students, curators, and others with interest in the arts of the Renaissance and will also hold a number of events each season.
Trained at Yale, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Harvard, Patricia Rubin taught courses in the field of Italian Renaissance art at the Courtauld Institute since 1979 until taking on the role of Director at the Institute of Fine Arts in 2009. Having completed the book Images and Identity in Fifteenth-century Florence, she has written essays on artists' signatures on sixteenth-century portraiture, collecting and cultural patrimony, and beautiful bottoms in Italian Renaissance art.