ARTH 330 at Book Arts Lab

With the assistance of Katherine Ruffin, students in Jacki Musacchio's ARTH 330: Birth, Marriage, and Death in Renaissance Italy made their own paper in the papermaking studio and printed a broadside on this paper in the Book Arts lab. They used an image of kitchen knives from Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera dell'arte del cucinare (1570), one of the first comprehensive cookbooks of the early modern era; Special Collections recently acquired a rare 1610 edition of Scappi for use in this class and others.

ARTH 243 at the McMullen Museum at Boston College

Art History 243 (Roman Art and Architecture) with Professor Kimberly Cassibry at Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire, an exhibit organized by the Yale University Art Gallery and McMullen Museum at Boston College. This field trip on April 11th, 2015, was an integral part of the course, which focused on a global analysis of art and architecture stretching from Spain to Syria and from Britain to Tunisia.