Matthew K. Averett, PhD
Matthew K. Averett, PhD

Matthew K. Averett, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Fine & Performing Arts

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph D, University of Missouri, 2006
  • MA, University of Missouri, 1999
  • B.A. 1991 University of Missouri, Philosophy
  • B.A. 1991 University of Missouri, Art History and Archaeology.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Pressing Metal, Pressing Politics: Papal Annual Medals, 1605-1700, Religions, 7:60, 2016
  • “Introduction: The Early Modern Child in Art and History,” in Matthew Knox Averett (ed.) The Early Modern Child in Art and History. New York.., Routledge, 2015
  • “Uncle Urban Raises the Barberini Nephews: Education and Expectatoins of Papal Nipote,” in Matthew Knox Averett (ed.) The Early Modern Child in Art and History. New York, Routledge, 2015
  • 'Redditus orbis erat': The Political Rhetoric of Bernini's Fountains in Piazza Barberini, Sixteenth Century Journal, 45:1, 3-24, 2014
  • The Annual Medals of Pope Urban VIII Barberini, American Journal of Numismatics, 25, 303-331, 2013
  • Barberini Political Identity and Utilitarian Architecture in the Rome of Urban VIII, Discoveries, 29:1, 2012
  • Bernini’s Triton Fountain: War and Fountains in the Rome of Urban VIII, Journal of Religion and Society, Supplement 8, 119-132, 2012
  • Becoming Giorgio Cornaro: Titian’s Portrait of a Man with a Falcon, Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte, 74:4, 559-568, 2011

Editing and Reviews

  • The Early-Modern Child in Art and History, editor and contributor. New York., Routledge, 2015
  • Genevieve Warwick (2013), Bernini: Art as Theatre. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett, CAA Reviews, 2013
  • Sarah McPhee (2013) Bernini's Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett., Sixteenth Century Journal, 44:2, 602-603, 2013
  • Franco Mormando. Bernini: His Life and His Rome and The Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini by Domenico Bernini: A Translation and Critical Edition, with Introduction and Commentary. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett, Renaissance Quarterly, 65:2, 532-534, 2012
  • Snodin and Llewellyn. Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett., CAA Reviews, 2011
  • David M. Unger (2010) Guercino's Paintings and His Patron's Politics in Early Modern Italy. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett., Sixteenth Century Journal, 42:3, 777-778, 2011
  • Lisa A. Banner. The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598-1621. Reviewed by Matthew Knox Averett, CAA Reviews, 2010

Presentations

  • “Cum nimis absurdum: Jews and the Urbanism of Oppression in Early-Modern Europe,” Nürnberg 2017: Juden, Christen und Muslime im Zeitalter der Reformation, Nuremberg, Germany., 2017
  • ‘vigilat qui custodit eam’: The Annual Medals of Pope Innocent XII. Kripke Center Annual Symposium, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • “’glorioso e celebre al Mondo’: Bernini, Fame, and Numismatics,” Sixty-second Annual Meetings of the Renaissance Society of America Meetings, Boston, MA., 2016
  • “The Education of the Early-Modern Girl in Art and History,” European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska, Omaha., 2015
  • “Becoming Giorgio Cornaro: Titian’s Portrait of a Man with a Falcon,” The Wilson Memorial Lecture Series, University of Nebraska Omaha., 2014
  • “Pressing Metal, Pressing Politics: Papal Annual Medals, 1605-1700,” Sixtieth Annual Meetings of the Renaissance Society of America Meetings, New York, NY., 2014
  • “Poverty and Charity in the Rome of Pope Urban VIII,” Early Modern Rome 2 Conference, Rome, Italy., 2013
  • “Titian’s Madonna of the Rabbit,” Exploring the Renaissance 2013: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, Omaha, NE., 2013
  • “Numismatic Art at the Intersection of Familial and Papal Politics,” European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska, Omaha., 2012
  • “Jesuits and the Arts,” Catholic Comment Podcast, Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University. 23 April 2012. http://cucatholicctr.org/2012/04/jesuits-and-the-arts/, 2012
  • “Barberini Politics and the Annuale Medals of Pope Urban VIII,” Fifty-Eighth Annual Meetings of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2012
  • “Architecture and the Politics of Utility in Barberini Rome,” Exploring the Renaissance 2012: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, New Orleans, LA., 2012
  • “Gianlorenzo Bernini’s Fontana del Tritone: War and Fountains in the Rome of Urban VIII,” Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Quebec, Canada., 2011
  • “Titian’s Portrait of Giorgio Cornaro with a Falcon,” Joslyn Late ‘til 8: Raptor Rapture: An Evening of Renaissance Falconry, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • “Falconry in the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance,” CU at Joslyn Lecture Series, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • “Secrecy and the Renaissance Artist,” Exploring the Renaissance 2010: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, Corpus Christi, TX., 2010
  • “The Piazza Barberini: Claiming a Space in Baroque Rome,” Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • “The Perfect Courtier: Titian’s Portrait of Giorgio Cornaro with a Falcon,” Exploring the Renaissance 2009: An International Conference, South-Central Renaissance Conference and the Society for Renaissance Art History, Hot Springs, AR., 2009
  • “The Nicosia Master Plan: Bi-communal Urban Planning and Peace Building in the Divided Capital of Cyprus. Faculty Friday, Creighton University, Omaha, NE., 2009
  • “Secrecy and Revelation in the Character, Art, and Career of Gianlorenzo Bernini,” The Secret Spaces of Early Modern Europe Symposium, University of Southern California/Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Institute, Los Angeles, CA., 2009
  • “La Dolce Vita and the Via Veneto, Rome,” European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha., 2007
  • “Society and Architecture in Crusader Cyprus,” Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict International Symposium, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri., 2006

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture,
    Gian Lorenzo Bernini,
    Cities and Urbanism,
    Urban and Architectural History of Rome,
    Renaissance Art Literature and Artists’ Biographies