Seeking Women’s Stories in the MFA’s Collections

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2023-09-27 13:00:00 2023-09-27 14:30:00 Seeking Women’s Stories in the MFA’s Collections 09/27/2023, 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

Women in Renaissance Italy were artists, mothers, healers, nuns, lace makers, and so much more. This preview of Strong Women in Renaissance Italy looks at some of the objects on view in the exhibition—most of which come from the MFA’s collection—and considers the stories they tell about women’s creativity, power, and ingenuity. From a self-portrait by Sofonisba Anguissola and Renaissance interpretations of exemplary women like Cleopatra and Judith to works commissioned by or for women, these artworks offer a window into women’s experiences in Renaissance Italy, raising issues that resonate today.

Marietta Cambareri, senior curator of European Sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, Art of Europe

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