Reception in Memory of Francesco Pellizzi
March 28 at 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
The University Seminar for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas will be hosting a reception to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Francesco Pellizzi, who joined the ancestors in August 2023.
Francesco served generously as chair or co-chair of the seminar for 18 years (2005-23), which, under his guidance, made a huge contribution to the life of the department and the university. Thanks to Francesco’s international stature as an anthropologist, art critic, and the Founder and Editor of Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, Francesco was able to attract an astonishing caliber of scholars to speak. This included distinguished anthropologists such as Carlo Severi (EHESS), art historians such as Christopher Pinney, and a wide range of international scholars from Italy, France and Mexico, The topics could range from Aboriginal Acrylic Paintings, Aztec Sacrifice, The Poetics of Iconoclasm in Papua New Guinea, Art and Aliveness in the Pacific Northwest. We are also grateful to remember his attentive mentorship of students in the program.
Please join us to toast our dear friend and to exchange personal reminiscences.