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Women and the Nude in Renaissance Art, 1500-1650

April 9, 2021 at 3:00pm4:30pm EDT

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Focusing on women and erotic mythology in Renaissance art, Dr. Sheila Barker (Medici Archive Project) draws from an essay she wrote for a forthcoming catalogue for “Mythological Passions: From Titian to Velazquez,” an exhibition opening later this year at the Prado Museum in Madrid. All are welcome to attend this public lecture, which may be of particularly interest to students, scholars, and admirers of early modern art, history, gender studies, European/Italian language and culture.

Dr. Barker, Executive Director of the Friends of the Medici Archive Project and Founding Director of the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists, is an international expert on 16th- to 17th-century Italian art, plague art, women artists, and early modern medicine and pharmacy. In recent years, she has been especially prolific, publishing on, curating international exhibitions on, and fostering the study of early modern Italian women artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi and Giovanna Garzoni.


  • Department of Art and Music Histories
  • Humanities Center
  • Department of History
  • Medieval-Renaissance Studies Group
  • Department of Women’s and Gender Studies



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This event was published on March 11, 2021.

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