James P. Anno

James P. Anno is the AFC Post Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at Capodimonte and received his PhD in art history at Washington University in St. Louis, writing a dissertation on Michelangelo. James’ expertise is 16th and 17th century Italian painting and sculpture, and he co-curates the Farnese Collection of Renaissance Art at Capodimonte. Originally from Oklahoma, James resides with his wife and three children in the Chiaia neighborhood of Naples.

Christopher Bakke

Christopher Bakke is the American Friends of Capodimonte Pre Doctoral Curatorial Fellow. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he studied the history of Italian and French art at the Sorbonne University in Paris where he wrote his MA thesis on the Neapolitan tradition of painted wooden church ceilings. He has a great penchant for the Italian South, especially Naples, and his interests include academic painting in France and the architectural history of Mexico City.