Gallery Music: Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Self-Portrait as a Lute Player”

March 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Gallery Music
Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as a Lute Player


Listen to the music of Artemisia Gentileschi’s time, especially works featuring the lute and female composers of the 17th century, beside her Self-Portrait as a Lute Player in our newly renovated European art galleries. Performed by lute, theorbo, bass viol, recorder, flute, and voice by faculty from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, the program will include works by Barbara Strozzi, Freancesca Caccini, and other composers connected to early Baroque Florence. The quartet, consisting of Dr. Karen Cook, Dr. Demaris Hansen, Eric Hansen, and Neal Humphreys, will provide historical insight about the instruments and composers during the program. Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, c. 1615-18, Oil on canvas,  Charles H. Schwartz Endowment Fund2014.4.1