New Muscarelle Exhibit Explores Life of 11th Century Italian Noblewoman

Feb 27, 2015 1168

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit through April that details the life of one of the leading women of the Middle Ages, marking the first time she has received such a treatment in the U.S.

The exhibit, called Matilda of Canossa and the Origins of the Renaissance, explores the life of Countess Matilda. She was instrumental in protesting the feudal system of medieval Europe, paving the way for the Renaissance and reinvigorating study in Roman law, according to a news release from the museum.

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