Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: The Women of Renaissance and Baroque Art | Newberry

Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: The Women of Renaissance and Baroque Art

Led by Alexis Culotta, PhD. One session. 9 am - noon
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Saturday, July 13

9 am - noon

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $85
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $93.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Seminar Description

With the National Gallery in London pledging to double its holdings of work by women artists by the time its landmark Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition opens in April 2020, we are reminded that our understanding of the history of women in art is still evolving in light of newly available collections displaying the brilliance and novelty of their work. In this one-day seminar, we will journey through the Renaissance and Baroque eras to examine the pioneering women artists who pursued careers as professional painters during the era, and the challenges they faced.

One session. E – $85, L – $93.5

Alexis Culotta holds a PhD in art history and teaches in a variety of capacities, including as an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago and a seminar leader at the Newberry.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read the file that will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.