Coffee with a Curator: Femme Fatale, Femme Forte, or Both? Judith as a Symbol of Seduction or Strength

Event Type Coffee with a Curator, Educational Lectures, Member Events & Activities, Special Events, Adults, Free Programs, Lectures
Date calendar  Monday, October 9, 2023
Time clock  10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Location Isabel Hall
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Femme Fatale, Femme Forte, or Both? Judith as a Symbol of Seduction or Strength

By: Director and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Sarah Kohn


October 9 | 10:30a–11:30a | Isabel Hall | FREE Admission


This talk will explore the painting Judith and Holofernes by Gregorio Lazzarini. Director and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Sarah Kohn will recount the biblical Book of Judith and compare Lazzarini’s painting in the FIA’s collection with other artworks illustrating the same topic. She will explore the symbolism of Judith as a strong woman (femme forte), a dangerous woman (femme fatale), both, or something entirely different.

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