Sept. 26 & 27 — “An Evening with Artemisia Gentileschi” — film and filmmaker discussion

Film, A Woman Like That : Monday, September 26, 8 p.m. — Alumni Auditorium

Filmmakers Ellen Weissbrod and Melissa Powell will be present to introduce their work and to engage in a Q & A session following the screening.

Filmmaker discussion: Tues., September 27

* 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the Hauke Conference Room

* 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  in the Hauke Conference room

To assure seating for the classroom visits and for further information, please contact:

A Woman Like That, a documentary film (view trailer below), chronicles the life and times of the Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593–1652). She is considered today to be one of the most accomplished painters in the Italian Early Baroque period, a generation influenced by Caravaggio.

Artemsia Gentileschi’s time, however, was inhospitable to women artists, who were expected to paint portraits — not the major historical and religious scenarios that made up the core of Artemisia Gentlieschi’s work. Her story also includes a tragic turn — the seven-month trial, in a suit brought by the artist’s father, that pitted the artist against a mentor accused of raping her.

Event sponsored by the Core division, the Communication and Creative Media division, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


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