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Invisible Women: The Rediscovery of Historical Women Artists in Florence

Date:

03/06/2020


Invisible Women: The Rediscovery of Historical Women Artists in Florence

Florence is home to great masters of Italian Renaissance art such as Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo but few people know that the city nourished women artists as well. Through the joint efforts of Italian museums such as the Uffizi and the US organization Advancing Women Artists, these often-forgotten women are now being rediscovered and their works restored and exhibited once more.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, join us and conservator Elizabeth Wicks for a talk focusing on Plautilla NelliArtemisa GentileschiViolante Siries Cerroti and Violante Ferroni, and the fascinating journey of their rediscovery and conservation.

 

This program is organized in collaboration with

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LOCATION 

Embassy of Italy 
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008

 

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PREVIEW (via YouTube)

 

 

 
 

ELIZABETH WICKS

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 Elizabeth Wicks is a conservator of fine art who lives and works in Florence, Italy and consults regularly in the U.S.A. With over thirty years in the field, Wicks directs conservation projects for museums, churches, and public properties, and for many private clients. Her restoration projects range from restoring murals at Radio City Music Hall to sculptures by Michelangelo, to easel paintings in a variety of styles and media. Wicks teaches conservation of contemporary art at the University of Viterbo, and trains and supervises conservation interns. Wicks is a member of the Conservation Committee of the International Council on Museums and has been on the Florence advisory council of Advancing Women Artists (AWA) since 2011. She is currently at work on an AWA project, conserving two large ovals painted by the Florentine artist Violante Ferroni in 1756.

 

ADVANCING WOMEN ARTISTS 

Advancing Women Artists is a non-profit organization (501C3) founded by American author and philanthropist Dr. Jane Fortune in 2008. AWA is committed to identifying, restoring, and exhibiting on permanent display works by women artists in Florence. AWA supports projects that include conservation or maintenance of a works of art by women and the funding of publications and exhibitions linked to each restoration project. For more information: www.advancingwomenartists.org

 

Information

Date: Friday, March 06, 2020

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Washington, Embassy of Italy

In collaboration with : Advancing Women Artists

Entrance : Free


Location:

Embassy of Italy

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