Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - at 3 pm
Location: James Madison Memorial Building - 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540
"If Venice Dies", a talk by Professor Salvatore Settis
“Anyone…who has a special place for that city in their heart--they have serious responsibilities and crucial tasks ahead of them: to prove that the city’s beauty and diversity are not just cumbersome legacies of the past, but an extraordinary gift that allows us to embrace the present and an extraordinary endowment for building and securing the future.”
With a tour de force discussion on the meaning of cities, Professor Settis pleads for the survival of Venice.
Salvatore Settis, chairman of the Louvre Museum’s Scientific Council, is a widely-published archaeologist and art historian. He was director of the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles, and Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.
James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540
Dining Room A, LM-620, 6th Floor