Liz Lev, “Michelangelo’s Women: How the Renaissance Master Reinvented the Female Form”

Cosponsored by the Center and Department of Catholic Studies and the Art History Department

Date & Time:

Monday, September 14, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall

Michelangelo’s mighty, masculine, misunderstood women remain a mystery in the history of Renaissance art. Was the Florentine master a misogynist? Did he only have an eye (or heart) for male beauty? Or is something deeper going on in his work? This talk, the fruit of five years of research and fifteen years of daily contact with Michelangelo’s painting, sculpture and architecture, proposes a navigational route among his heroines and allegories, his saints and sinners. Comprising the Sistine Chapel and the Pietà, the Medici tombs and the Doni tondo, this talk reveals the artist’s multi-faceted, unique and appreciative view of women and their central role in the history of humanity.

Additionally, graduate student from Art History and Catholic Studiesare invited to a discussion time with Liz Lev at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, in the Sitzmann Hall Common Room. RSVP to Dr. John Boyle if you will be attending,

The Monday night lecture is free and open to the public and handicap accessible. For accessibility requests contact: (651) 962-6315.
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Liz Lev Lecture Poster

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