Art History MA Sophia Meyers returns as guest curator for Snite Exhibition

Author: Lonnie Atkinson

Art History MA (2010) Sophia Meyers is returning to the University of Notre Dame to serve as guest curator in the Snite Museum of Art exhibition Artist in Residence: Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori (1819 - 1896).

The exhibition will run from January 15 through March 11, with Meyers offering a lecture at the public reception on February 26.

A former Boch Graduate Intern at the Snite Museum of Art, Meyers put together the program catalog, which includes her piece "Seeing Purity in Painting: A Fresh Look at the Career of Luigi Gregori (1819-1896)."

This exhibition showcases Gregori’s sketches for the murals in the Basilica and Main Building at Notre Dame.

As the first exhibition dedicated to his graphic the show explores Gregori’s drawing style, working methods, and techniques. Using his drawings as illustrations, the exhibition presents new research regarding Gregori’s biography and artistic training. The show also considers the contemporary impact of Gregori’s work at Notre Dame, and historic artifacts from the University of Notre Dame Archives will be on display. 

The Preface for the program was written by Robert Randolf Coleman, University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Renaissance & Baroque Art History.