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Matthew K . Averett, PhD

Associate Professor

Matthew Averett

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College of Arts and Sciences
Fine & Performing Arts
Art History
LECA - Lied Education Center for the Arts

Matthew K . Averett, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture,
Gian Lorenzo Bernini,
Cities and Urbanism,
Urban and Architectural History of Rome,
Renaissance Art Literature and Artists’ Biographies

Department

Fine & Performing Arts

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Religions
    Pressing Metal, Pressing Politics: Papal Annual Medals, 1605-1700
    7:60 2016
  • Routledge
    “Introduction: The Early Modern Child in Art and History,” in Matthew Knox Averett (ed.) The Early Modern Child in Art and History. New York.. 2015
  • Routledge
    “Uncle Urban Raises the Barberini Nephews: Education and Expectatoins of Papal Nipote,” in Matthew Knox Averett (ed.) The Early Modern Child in Art and History. New York 2015
  • Sixteenth Century Journal
    'Redditus orbis erat': The Political Rhetoric of Bernini's Fountains in Piazza Barberini
    45:1, p. 3-24 2014
  • American Journal of Numismatics
    The Annual Medals of Pope Urban VIII Barberini
    25, p. 303-331 2013
  • Discoveries
    Barberini Political Identity and Utilitarian Architecture in the Rome of Urban VIII
    29:1 2012
  • Journal of Religion and Society
    Bernini’s Triton Fountain: War and Fountains in the Rome of Urban VIII
    Supplement 8, p. 119-132 2012
  • Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte
    Becoming Giorgio Cornaro: Titian’s Portrait of a Man with a Falcon
    74:4, p. 559-568 2011

Editing and Reviews

  • Routledge
    The Early-Modern Child in Art and History, editor and contributor. New York. 2015
  • CAA Reviews
    Genevieve Warwick (2013), Bernini: Art as Theatre. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett 2013
  • Sixteenth Century Journal
    Sarah McPhee (2013) Bernini's Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett.
    44:2, p. 602-603 2013
  • Renaissance Quarterly
    Franco Mormando. Bernini: His Life and His Rome and The Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini by Domenico Bernini: A Translation and Critical Edition, with Introduction and Commentary. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett
    65:2, p. 532-534 2012
  • CAA Reviews
    Snodin and Llewellyn. Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett. 2011
  • Sixteenth Century Journal
    David M. Unger (2010) Guercino's Paintings and His Patron's Politics in Early Modern Italy. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett.
    42:3, p. 777-778 2011
  • CAA Reviews
    Lisa A. Banner. The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598-1621. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett 2010

Presentations

  • “Cum nimis absurdum: Jews and the Urbanism of Oppression in Early-Modern Europe,” Nürnberg 2017: Juden, Christen und Muslime im Zeitalter der Reformation, Nuremberg, Germany. 2017
  • ‘vigilat qui custodit eam’: The Annual Medals of Pope Innocent XII. Kripke Center Annual Symposium, Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2016
  • “’glorioso e celebre al Mondo’: Bernini, Fame, and Numismatics,” Sixty-second Annual Meetings of the Renaissance Society of America Meetings, Boston, MA. 2016
  • “The Education of the Early-Modern Girl in Art and History,” European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska, Omaha. 2015
  • “Becoming Giorgio Cornaro: Titian’s Portrait of a Man with a Falcon,” The Wilson Memorial Lecture Series, University of Nebraska Omaha. 2014
  • “Pressing Metal, Pressing Politics: Papal Annual Medals, 1605-1700,” Sixtieth Annual Meetings of the Renaissance Society of America Meetings, New York, NY. 2014
  • “Poverty and Charity in the Rome of Pope Urban VIII,” Early Modern Rome 2 Conference, Rome, Italy. 2013
  • “Titian’s Madonna of the Rabbit,” Exploring the Renaissance 2013: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, Omaha, NE. 2013
  • “Numismatic Art at the Intersection of Familial and Papal Politics,” European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska, Omaha. 2012
  • “Jesuits and the Arts,” Catholic Comment Podcast, Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University. 23 April 2012. http://cucatholicctr.org/2012/04/jesuits-and-the-arts/ 2012
  • “Barberini Politics and the Annuale Medals of Pope Urban VIII,” Fifty-Eighth Annual Meetings of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C. 2012
  • “Architecture and the Politics of Utility in Barberini Rome,” Exploring the Renaissance 2012: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, New Orleans, LA. 2012
  • “Gianlorenzo Bernini’s Fontana del Tritone: War and Fountains in the Rome of Urban VIII,” Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011
  • “Titian’s Portrait of Giorgio Cornaro with a Falcon,” Joslyn Late ‘til 8: Raptor Rapture: An Evening of Renaissance Falconry, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE. 2010
  • “Falconry in the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance,” CU at Joslyn Lecture Series, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE. 2010
  • “Secrecy and the Renaissance Artist,” Exploring the Renaissance 2010: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, Corpus Christi, TX. 2010
  • “The Piazza Barberini: Claiming a Space in Baroque Rome,” Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference, Omaha, NE. 2010
  • “The Perfect Courtier: Titian’s Portrait of Giorgio Cornaro with a Falcon,” Exploring the Renaissance 2009: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, Hot Springs, AR. 2009
  • “The Nicosia Master Plan: Bi-communal Urban Planning and Peace Building in the Divided Capital of Cyprus. Faculty Friday, Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2009
  • “Secrecy and Revelation in the Character, Art, and Career of Gianlorenzo Bernini,” The Secret Spaces of Early Modern Europe Symposium, University of Southern California/Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Institute, Los Angeles, CA. 2009
  • “La Dolce Vita and the Via Veneto, Rome,” European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha. 2007
  • “Society and Architecture in Crusader Cyprus,” Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict International Symposium, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. 2006