"Michelangelo's Women"

Past Web Lecture April 7th

with Liz Lev

Come and Discover:


Did you know that it is Eve, not Adam, who is the centerpiece of Michelangelo's famous Sistine ceiling? Or that for every male ancestor of Christ in the ceiling, Michelangelo painted a female? 

Everyone knows Michelangelo's Mighty Men - David, Adam, and Christ of the Last Judgment, but few appreciate his startling innovations in the depictions of women. 

Listen to Liz Lev turn the tables on the old tropes and stereotypes of Michelangelo's art, and see with new eyes the daring, innovative and empowering imagery of this Florentine Master.

The lecture has been recorded for you!

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Liz Lev

is a transplanted US art historian with degrees from University of Chicago and University of Bologna. She has been working as a guide in Rome for over 20 years and teaching at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She loves Rome, its history, art, cuisine and people and is happiest in its many churches and museums. Liz is the author of 4 books and has commented on art and the papacy for several television networks. Her latest project was hosting a radio show for BBC’s Heart and Soul on Leonardo da Vinci! She is also a certified sommelier, so cheers!