Grace Harpster

Dissertation Fellow

Grace Harpster’s work follows the pilgrimages of Cardinal Carlo Borromeo (1538–1584) in Italy, recreating his interactions with images to construct a theory of Counter-Reformation art based on practice. The actions undertaken in Borromeo’s itineraries reveal a rich landscape of miraculous sculpture and a profound trust in sacred images as purveyors of legal, historical, and sacred truth.