Italy’s First Woman of Letters: Vittoria Colonna

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2023-10-11 13:00:00 2023-10-11 14:30:00 Italy’s First Woman of Letters: Vittoria Colonna 10/11/2023, 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

Explore the life and writing of Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa di Pescara, the first woman in Italy to have a book of her own poems published. What did it mean for a woman to be a writer in 16th-century Italy? How did Colonna conceive of her role as a love poet and, later, as a devotional poet? How did her close friendship with Michelangelo shape her creative work? Discover the answers to these and other questions about one of Renaissance Italy’s most fascinating figures.

Ramie Targoff, Jehuda Reinharz Professor of the Humanities, Brandeis University

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