Grand Opening


Welcome and Address by Rector of the University Ca' Foscari, Prof. Michele Bugliesi

Director of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of the University Ca' Foscari, Prof. Giuseppe Barbieri

Director of Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR), Prof. Silvia Burini

Head of the Conference Organizing Committee of the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture, Inc. (SHERA), Dr. Natasha Kurchanova

Co-Director of The Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC), Dr. Rosalind P. Blakesley

General Partner Inna Bazhenova, Founder of In Artibus Foundation and Publisher of The Art Newspaper Russia

Partners Amir Gross Kabiri of M.T. Abraham Foundation and Daniel Kroll of Kroll Family Trust


Session 1: Dialogues with Western Europe


Chair – Wendy Salmond

Discussant – Molly Brunson


Lunch Break

Session 2: Vereshchagin and Makovsky Abroad


Chair – Natalia Sipovskaia

Discussant – Rosalind P. Blakesley



Session 3: Toward the Fin de Siècle

16:15 – 17:45

Chair – Margaret Samu

Discussant – Ilya Doronchenkov

 Alison Hilton

18:00 -- Cocktail Reception
(by invitation only)