The Mnemosyne Foundation

Board of Directors
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Virginia Anne Bonito
Director, Chairperson,

Tonia Ceraolo Gustafson
Director, Treasurer

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Virginia Anne Bonito, Ph.D.

1124 Waring Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469
(718) 653-1577

Virginia Anne Bonito has a doctorate in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with specializations in Italian Renaissance Art, Conservation Principles and Practices, Survey approaches to the History of Art, Art Theory, and Post War American Realism. Dr. Bonito spent two decades in academe as a researcher in her field and as a full time University Art History faculty member teaching both graduate and undergraduate levels principally at Queens College of the City University of New York and Yale University.

In the late 1980s, Dr. Bonito entered the private sector as a free lance scholar. As such, she has worked as an advisor to collectors, and held a long term curatorial and advisory position with the Seavest Collection of Contemporary American Realism. Among her noteworthy projects to date, she has co-directed restorations of Roman mural paintings in the House of Menander, Pompeii, and was sole director of the restoration of the Renaissance monument, the Saint Anne altar (S. Agostino, Rome, dedicated 1512), whose ensemble of sculpture and painting was executed by the famed master sculptor Andrea Sansovino and the renowned painter Raphael. She has written articles and books on various subjects in the field of Art History from Antiquity to the present. Of note, are her articles and published dissertation on the St. Anne Altar, the catalogue Get Real: Contemporary American Realism from the Seavest Collection (Duke University Museum of Art, 1998), and her monograph on the Contemporary American Realist Don Eddy. (Don Eddy: The Resonance of Realism in the Art of Post War America was the first art history monograph to be published on the internet, February 2000,

Most recently, Dr. Bonito has founded and heads The Mnemosyne Foundation, an organization established to foster interest in the Humanities, especially as such interest inspires creativity and a quest for an evolved worldview through a dedicated pursuit of knowledge. The Foundaton is devoted to edification of the public at large. The Foundation has an internet presence and welcomes visitors, one and all, to the site

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