“Women as Patrons of Architecture in Renaissance Rome” is presented by Carolyn Valone, Trinity University.
Carolyn Valone, professor emerita of art history at Trinity, and contributor to “Patronage, Gender and the Arts in Early Modern Italy: Essays in Honor of Carolyn Valone”. The articles in “Patronage, Gender & the Arts in Early Modern Italy” celebrate the work and legacy of Carolyn Valone, professor of Art History, teacher, mentor and friend to many. Valone’s publications on “matrons as patrons” and “pie donne” became influential, ground-breaking work in the 1990s. Her continuing research on women as patrons of art and architecture has pioneered a methodological approach that many scholars have followed. Currently, she works on Borgia courtesans and mistresses as art patrons in early modern Rome.
The Paul and Silvia Rava Memorial Lecture is funded by the Rava family and supported by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.