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Kevin Petti, Ph.D., Professor, San Diego Miramar College. Adjunct Faculty, San Diego State University. Founder, Anatomia Italiana. Opening the human body to discover its secrets was an endeavor sanctioned by, not prohibited by, the Catholic Church in Renaissance Italy. Determining the cause of suspicious deaths, collecting Holy Relics, and medical school public dissections were all conducted under the auspices of the Church. The profound connection between art, anatomy, and religion in Italy is beautifully demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo. This talk examines the nexus between art and anatomy in Italy, how religious works were influenced by the scientific endeavors of the Renaissance Masters, and how this story is distinct to the Italian peninsula. Kevin Petti, Ph.D. is an alum of the University of San Diego, earning his doctorate in 2006. He is also a dual U.S./Italian citizen, textbook coauthor, and president-emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.
The University of San Diego’s Hoehn Family Galleries will host Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection, an exhibition of original Italian Renaissance art that includes Michelangelo’s The Three Crosses. This is the first time many of these works will be seen in Southern California. Of particular note, Michelangelo’s works have never before been exhibited in San Diego.