13 Nov. Milton Gendel Centenary. The American Academy in Rome hosts an international panel of speakers who will discuss the multifaceted career of Milton Gendel, the recently-deceased American art critic, photographer, journalist, translator, cultural diplomat, and long-time resident of Rome, on the centenary of his birth.
The event will also be the official memorial for Gendel who died in Rome on 11 October, just two months shy of his 100th birthday.
The Rome correspondent for both ARTnews and Art in America, Gendel reported on artistic developments and was also involved in the activities of the Rome New York Art Foundation on Tiber Island, which hosted a series of groundbreaking exhibitions from 1957 to 1962.
The American Academy in Rome describes his photographic archive, comprising 70,000 negatives conserved by Rome's Fondazione Primoli, as representing an "unparalleled and often witty record of international artistic ferment in Italy and the dramatic transformation of the country from 1950 to the present day."
For full details of the event, at 18.00 on 13 November, see Academy website.