Dr. Matthew Knox Averett
Matthew Knox Averett earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri in the Department of Art History and Archaeology in 2006. He specializes in Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, focusing on Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the artistic patronage of Pope Urban VII, and the urban development of Rome in the seventeenth century.
Dr. Averett recently published "Becoming Giorgio Cornaro: Titian's Portrait of a Man with a Falcon," in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 74:4 (2011): 559-568, an article on the Joslyn Art Museum's Titian. Averett's book review of Franco Mormando's Bernini: His Life and His Rome and Mormando's translation of Domenico Bernini's The Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini recently appeared in the Renaissance Quarterly 65:2 (2012): 532-34. Work is continuing on a monograph on the artistic patronage of the Barberini family.
Dr. Averett has traveled extensively in North America and Europe, and has studied at the Goethe Institut in Rothenburg, Germany, conducted research at the American Academy in Rome as well as the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, and participates in the Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus.
As Local Host, Dr. Averett is proud to welcome the South-Central Renaissance Conference to Creighton in March 2013. Click here to visit the conference website.