Stacey Vellante specializes in art of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods, but also teaches courses in architecture and the history of prints. She received her AA in the humanities and social sciences from Nassau Community College where she focused on vocal performance and musical theater. She obtained her B.A. in English from Adelphi University where she minored in art history and combined both areas of study to complete her undergraduate thesis on The Symbolic Meaning of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. She later received her MA in art history from Pennsylvania State University.
Stacey conducted research in Italy for her master’s paper on “Il Crocifisso di Michelangelo nella Chiesa di Santo Spirito: A Look at the Michelangelo Controversy”, which was supported in part by a PSU Fellowship Travel Grant. She also presented a paper entitled “Frescoes Fit for a Medici Duke: Pietro da Cortona and the Heretical Model of the Universe at the Palazzo Pitti” at The National Gallery of Art’s Thirty-Fourth Annual Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art in Washington D.C.