"Michelangelo's Women: How the Renaissance Master Reinvented the Female Form"

Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor of art history at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, will be at the University of St. Thomas to present a public lecture.

Date & Time:

Monday, September 14, 2015
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Free and open to the public


Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center

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.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies, the Department of Catholic Studies, and the Department of Art History.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.