Carmen C. Bambach

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Carmen C. BAMBACH is Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013); and a leading specialist of Italian Renaissance art. She was Andrew W. Mellon Professor in 2010-12, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts- National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C; and has held a number of fellowships and grants, including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence; "Rome Prize" (Post-Doctoral Fellowship), American Academy in Rome; Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study and Conference Center. She is author of books, Drawing and Painting in the Italian Renaissance Workshop: Theory and Practice, 1300-1600 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999), awarded the "Premio Salimbeni 2000 per la Storia e Critica d’Arte" (Italy’s highest award for art books), and Una eredità difficile: i disegni ed i manoscritti di Leonardo tra mito e documento (Florence: Giunti Publishing Group, 2009). Her 4 volume book, Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered, is in press, Yale University Press, London and New Haven, 2016-17. She has organized or co-organized exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and authored the accompanying catalogues, including The Drawings of Bronzino (2010); Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman (2003); Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draughtsmen of the Renaissance (2000); The Drawings of Filippino Lippi and His Circle (1997); An Italian Journey: Italian Drawings from Correggio to Tiepolo from the Tobey Collection (2010); From Raphael to Renoir: Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna (2009); Genoa: Drawings and Prints, 1530-1800 (1996). She has taught at Fordham University and Columbia University, and has published more than seventy scholarly articles. She is currently preparing an exhibition on Michelangelo's drawings.

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