https://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/event/lucretia-virginia-botticelli-20190330 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
Art, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup
Ramie Targoff and Stephen Greenblatt focus on the literary origins of Botticelli's spalliera, the Story of Lucretia and the Story of Virginia. Join them to explore what the tales of both tragic heroines meant to Botticelli and his patrons, and why these violent events were chosen to decorate a Renaissance household.
Ramie Targoff, Professor of English, Co-Chair of Italian Studies, Brandeis University
Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University