The Bill Kent Foundation invites you to the Inaugural Bill Kent Memorial Lecture

Professor John T. Paoletti

Learn My Language: Strategies of Medici Patronage in Renaissance Florence

Emeritus Professor John T. Paoletti is currently a Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He was Professor of Art History and the William R Kenan Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University. Co-author of Art in Renaissance Italy, a standard text on the subject (now in its third edition), he has also published widely on issues of patronage and on Michelangelo, and is currently completing a book on Michelangelo’s David. He co-edited a benchmark collection of essays – Renaissance Florence: A Social History (Cambridge University Press, 2006/2008) – which Bill Kent reviewed as ‘excellent’, full of ‘novel and stimulating information and insights’. For many years Professor Paoletti was editor of the prestigious journal, The Art Bulletin. He has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and a Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti, Florence.

The Bill Kent Foundation will be formally launched by Professor Edward Byrne, AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University.

Date: Wednesday 24 November, 2010

Time: 6 pm for 6.15 pm

Venue: The Cumming Theatre, (Building K, Third level, Theatre K321), Monash University, Caulfield Campus

RSVP: Friday 19 November to or telephone 9902 0116. All Welcome.

Drinks and refreshments will be served following the lecture