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'Uffizi Women Artists'

An AWA lecture at 'The Florentine Day'

In the 1970's US art historian Linda Nochlin asked the question: 'Why are there no great women artists?' At 5pm on September 14, 2017, AWA will be posing a different question: Why were there so many successful women artists whose careers were linked to Florence? 'Uffizi Women Artists' is the title of an in-the-garden lecture by the AWA's director, Linda Falcone, hosted at 'The Florentine Day'. This 12-hour cultural fair, organized by AWA's long-time partners The Florentine, will take place Palazzo San Niccolò in Florence's Oltrarno District. The Uffizi Gallery hosts one of the highest concentrations of art by women of any museum in the world. Who were these women and why did their works garner hefty commissions? Why could they practice art at the Uffizi, at a time when women artists around the world needed a chaperon or bodyguard?
The lecture is free but registration is needed. Sign up here.