Lecture

Generations of Strong Women

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2023-09-20 13:00:00 2023-09-20 14:30:00 Generations of Strong Women 09/20/2023, 1-2:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

We might assume that women who achieved any prominence in Renaissance Italy were rare and isolated cases, but this could not be further from the truth! Get a broad overview of generations of fascinating and celebrated women working in literature, art, commerce, religion, and politics. An engraving by Jacob Bos (pictured above), made from an original painting by Sofonisba Anguissola, nicely captures two of this lecture’s central points: the idea of a lineage of women who were cultural contributors, and contemporary observers’ interest in creative women.

Sarah Gwyneth Ross, professor of History, Boston College

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Supported by the MFA Associates, MFA Senior Associates, and Weekend Guides in honor of Barbara Martin.