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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Tickets $10-$25

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Renaissance portraits—whether paintings, medals, or sculpted busts—were invested with the power to commemorate the represented individuals; to make the depicted person present for future viewers. This lecture addresses the rich production of portraits in Renaissance Italy, the ambitions of the artists and patrons of portraits, and the sometimes unusual functions of these artworks in 15th- and 16th-century Italian culture.


Jodi Cranston is professor of art history at Boston University. Her research and teaching focus on Italian Renaissance art, particularly 16th-century Venetian portraiture. Her forthcoming book, Animal Sightings, considers the depiction of animals alongside humans and the role of non-human creatures in shaping what it means to be human in the Renaissance.

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Access to a recording of the event will be emailed to all ticket holders and remain available Friday, January 12 through Monday January 22.