Kicking off today Art to Women!, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection's new online course. How to participate

Launching today, Oct. 11, is the new online course Art to Women! in six classes dedicated to the role of women in art. Here's how to participate. The first class is open to all and free of charge.

Kicking off today, October 11, is the Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s new online course, curated by Alessandra Montalbetti, dedicated to women in art. Art to Women! is a course that aims to focus attention on the role of women in art, from the great painters of the past to leading figures in contemporary art, and beyond: lessons will be devoted to art critics, gallery owners, and female figures who, like Peggy Guggenheim, have helped artists.

The first of the six lectures is titled Pioneering Women Artists. What lies behind the painful and well-known biographical story of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653)? In painting at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the cases of female artists such as Orsola Caccia (1596-1676), Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) and Fede Galizia (1578-1630), who are often mentioned by art historians exclusively for their vicissitudes, ignoring the artistic value of their works, are indeed rare.

The first event is open to all and is free of charge and is held at 7 p.m. on the Zoom platform.

To participate, one must fill out the appropriate form on the website. You will then receive an email with a link to access the Zoom platform. The class is in Italian and lasts one hour. Registration for the first class is open until 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.

Alessandra Montalbetti joined the didactic section of the Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici-Storici e demo-etno-antropologici in Milan in 1982; she elaborated didactic paths with worksheets for all levels of schools and, specializing in contemporary art history, she participated with lessons on contemporary art in the refresher course for secondary school teachers, organized by the Soprintendenza with the support of the Associazione Amici di Brera; from 1983 to 1990 for the Direction of the Civic Museums he elaborates the first educational paths dedicated to schools for the Museum of Contemporary Art (Cimac); in 2000 he participates in the working group of the Superintendence for the preparation of intercultural paths for primary and secondary schools (project A Brera anch’io). Since 1983 he has collaborated with important Italian associations and museums (Associazione Amici di Brera e dei Musei Milanesi, Italia nostra, Anisa, Associazione Milano Cultura e Natura, Unitre University, Associazione Amici del Loggione - Teatro della Scala, Associazione Volarte, Associazione Amici del Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Rotary Club and, since 2012, Collezione Peggy Guggenheim) while continuing in his research and publication work.

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Kicking off today Art to Women!, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection's new online course. How to participate
Kicking off today Art to Women!, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection's new online course. How to participate

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