Dr. Babette Bohn
Professor of Art History
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Adventures of an Art Historian in Texas and Italy
5:30 - 7:30 pm in the David L. Tandy Lecture Hall
Fort Worth Central Library • 500 W. Third Street • Fort Worth, TX 76102
Babette Bohn is professor of art history at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where she has been teaching classes on European Renaissance and Baroque art and on Women's Studies since 1988. An award-winning teacher and specialist in Italian art of the 16th and 17th centuries, she has written five books and many essays primarily devoted to the art of Bologna. Most recently, Dr. Bohn organized an exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence on the drawings of Guido Reni, for which she also wrote the catalogue. She has written a comprehensive study of Ludovico Carracci's drawings, a book published in 2004. And she has written essays and is working on a book examining the role of women artists in Bologna, where women enjoyed an unusual degree of success during the 16th and 17th centuries. Dr. Bohn is also currently working on a large international exhibition devoted to the works of Federico Barocci, a painter from Urbino who lived during the late 16th century. This exhibition will be held at the St. Louis Art Museum and the National Gallery in London during 2012-13.