Professor of Art History Babette Bohn, Ph.D., will give the 25th annual Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture on Italian Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Nov. 5. The endowed lecture series, which began in 1997, features distinguished scholars presenting original research.
Bohn’s lecture, “More perfect and excellent than men”: The Women Artists of Bologna, will focus on the many talented women artists of early modern Bologna — a topic that Bohn also covers in her 2021 book, Women Artists, Their Patrons, and Their Publics in Early Modern Bologna.
Bohn is a specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture. She has written nine books and was selected as a 2017-18 Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow for the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. She also won the TCU Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar in 2020.
Bohn’s lecture is free and available to watch online on Nov. 5 at 12 p.m. CST. It will remain accessible indefinitely on the National Gallery of Art’s website and YouTube channel. A live Q&A will follow the lecture. Registration is required via the National Gallery of Art website.