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.