Two celebrated female painters: Artemisia Gentileschi and Angelica Kauffman, 15 October, 16.30

Today, museums are celebrating the work of women artists who influenced the course of art history. With the long-awaited Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition now open at the National Gallery, Lucy Chiswell, the Dorset Curatorial Fellow for Paintings 1600-1800, joins us to discuss the importance of showing Gentileschi's work to a modern audience and explains how the exhibition came together.

Fast-forward one hundred years and another woman artist gains fame and fortune in London and Rome. Per Rumberg, Curator at the Royal Academy, discusses why the RA decided to celebrate the work of one of its founding members, the eighteenth-century painter Angelica Kauffman.

Our guests will also address wider themes affecting museums today, such as how their exhibition programming is adapting to social and political movements and how these factors play a part in shaping the future of our national collections.

Join us for this talk on Thursday 15th October, 4.30 pm (BST)



Valentina Vico

Valentina Vico, Director, Benappi Fine Art
Valentina Vico has been director of Benappi Fine Art for 10 years, prior to this she specialised in medieval and early renaissance paintings, studying both in Turin and Bologna. During her time at Benappi Fine Art, Valentina has overseen the transformation of the gallery to an international company, with headquarters based in London. She has been behind the discovery and sales of key works to significant private collections and major institutions around the world.





Lucy Chiswell

Lucy Chiswell, Dorset Curatorial Fellow for Paintings 1600-1800, The National Gallery
Lucy Chiswell is the Dorset Curatorial Fellow for Paintings 1600-1800 at the National Gallery, where she is currently working on the exhibition Artemisia (3 October 2020-24 January 2021). Previously, Lucy was Assistant Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, where she worked on exhibitions including In the Age of Giorgione (2017), Charles I: King and Collector (2018) and The Renaissance Nude (2019). In 2019, Lucy founded Cult, an initiative that encourages young adults to engage with the visual arts. She completed her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, specialising in the Italian Renaissance.




Per Rumberg

Per Rumberg, Curator, Royal Academy of Arts 
Per Rumberg is curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. He previously worked at the National Gallery, where he was one of the curators of the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan (2011-12). He studied in London, Florence and Berlin and received his Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art. His expertise and interests range from the Italian Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

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