Spanish Italy & the Iberian Americas

Fig.: Detail from Lorenzo Anania’s La Universal Fabrica del Mondo (Naples, 1573).


"Spanish Italy & the Iberian Americas” is a project co-directed by Michael Cole and Alessandra Russo, thanks to a generous Getty Foundation "Connecting Art
Histories” grant.

The research group, composed of twenty participants, studies the
artistic interactions between Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas in the long
sixteenth century. Pushing at traditional boundaries of local geographical expertise and seeing material traditionally categorized as “Southern Renaissance” and “Colonial Latin American” in a new historical framework, its goal is not to pursue a global approach to art history, but rather to study the relationship between two specific zones whose histories run to a certain extent in parallel but which have always been studied separately. In its first phase, the project focused on Milan and Naples. The second phase focused on Puglia and Sardinia.

This final symposium presents the collective discussions and individual research undertaken during the project.

For more information about the project, its participants, catalogue essays, and photographic campaign, please visit

10 – 11 January 2023

Internal Event

Tuesday, January 10: Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi, 51
Wednesday, January 11: Villa I Tatti, Gould Hall 


This event will be documented photographically and/or recorded on video. Please let us know if you do not agree with the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz using images in which you might be recognizable for event documentation and public relation purposes (e.g. social media).