During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, women were denied all political rights and were considered legally subject to their husbands. Their role was to manage households, support their family businesses and raise children. Despite these restrictions many women were the subjects, the creators and patrons of art. Their influences and achievements in architecture, painting, sculpture are finally being recognized. Explore the real and the ideal lives of these women, nuns, mothers, brides, artists, and saints. Meet Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola, Elisabetta Sirani, Plautilla Nelli, and many others. They have stood in the shadows too long, but finally their lives and creations are being discovered and their contribution to the history of Medieval and Renaissance Italy acknowledged.

Important Note:

No class on 11/21 This class is at our eastside location.