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Bette Talvacchia


Emerita Professor of Art History
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor


PhD, Stanford University

Bette Talvacchia is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Professor Emerita of Art History at the University of Connecticut. She has been a Fellow at Villa I Tatti; The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington; and at the Metropolitan Museum. Dr Talvacchia was also Robert Lehman Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti, and was Visiting Professor at the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence. Her publications include a range of topics in 16th- century Italian art and culture, and the books Taking Positions: On the Erotic in Renaissance Culture (Princeton University Press, 1999) and Raphael (Phaidon Press, 2007).



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