Are you interested in women’s contribution to the arts? Are you currently a resident of Florence, or even just passing through?
On October 4th and 5th, twelve scholars will present their research on ‘Artiste del Chiostro’, nun artists and female art production in monastic communities from the early Renaissance through Napoleonic suppression. The conference is co-sponsored by the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici at the Medici Archives Project. If you’re interested in topics like “Nun Artisans, Needlecraft, and Material Culture in Early Modern Florentine Convents” or “Knowing Hands: Nuns’ Textile Artistry in Renaissance Florence” you should check it out!
If you’d like to attend, the conference takes place in the Sala dell’Annunciazione at the Convento dei Frati Servi di Santa Maria (SS. Annunziata), via Cesare Battisti 6. The conference entrance is to the left of the facade of the Basilica of the SS. Annunziata.
Talks run from 3:00pm-6:00pm on October 4th and 9:30am-1:00pm on October 5th.