Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar has been cancelled.
This course examines women, gender, sexuality, and visual culture in the Renaissance period in Europe, ca. 1400-1600. Topics considered will include visual constructions of male and female identity and understandings of homoeroticism; the functions of works of art and objects of material culture in the lives of Renaissance women and men; women patrons and the exceptional women who produced art; and the diverse ways in which gender and sexuality were represented in the visual arts.
Six sessions. E - $220, L - $242
A Newberry Scholar-in-Residence, Sheryl E. Reiss is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art with a particular interest in the history of patronage and collecting. She is also interested in women and gender; archaism; Transalpine artistic exchange; and funerary art and commemoration.
- Paola Tinagli, Women in Italian Renaissance Art: Gender, Representation, Identity, Manchester University Press, 1997. ISBN: 978-0719040542
- John T. Paoletti and Gary M. Radke, Art in Renaissance Italy, 4th ed. Laurence King, 2011. ISBN: 978-1856697972
- James Snyder, Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, and the Graphic Arts from 1350-1575, 2nd. ed., rev. by Larry Silver and Henry Luttikhuizen. Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 978-0131895645
- Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, exhibition catalog, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008. ISBN: 978-0300124118
- 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.