La Schiava Turca, a Renaissance Mystery Portrait

A lecture by Mary Vaccaro, PhD, Art History Professor, University of Texas, Arlington

A guided viewing with Melissa Buron, Associate Curator, European Art Department, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

imgres-2Parmigianino’s Schiava Turca, an exquisite depiction of a young woman, is an icon in the city of Parma and admired as an expression of ideal female beauty in the tradition of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. Rarely seen outside its home institution, the Galleria Nazionale di Parma, this masterpiece crosses the Atlantic for the first time for its presentations in 2014 at the Frick and the Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Saturday, September 13, 2:00 pm
Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco

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