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Lecture and tour: Dante's Divina Commedia

  • 25 Jan 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu


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Join our members Drs. Reed Dasenbrock (Professor of English) and Nancy Miwa (docent) at the Honolulu Museum of Art for a talk and tour about Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia. They will present reflections on our contemporary Dante and what a 700 year old epic has to teach us today.

The program will start at 11am with Reed's talk and Q&As. Nancy will continue at 11:45am with a tour of selected artwork that relate to the Divina Commedia. At 12:30pm we'll sit down at the cafe' and enjoy lunch (optional and self paid), while discussing the presentation/tour further with Reed and Nancy. 

RSVP: By January 20, please register here and also email us at info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org if you'd like to stay for lunch, so we can make the appropriate reservation.

Cost: Guests on our RSVP list will pay entrance at the door, directly to https://honolulumuseum.orgMuseum members (free); age 18 years and under (free); Hawai‘i residents ($10 with ID), others ($20). 

Reed Dasenbrock, Professor of English
After serving as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UH Manoa from 2009 to 2016, Dr. Dasenbrock returned to the faculty where he teaches courses in Italian literature in translation as well as English, Philosophy, Honors and Higher Education Administration. For example, he teaches courses on Dante and Italian lyric poetry, including work by Michelangelo and Bronzino as well as Petrarch and a number of women poets. A life long Italophile and frequent visitor to Italy, he is the author of Imitating the Italians (Johns Hopkins University Press), a book on the influence of a broad range of Italian writers on English literature from 1500 to the present.

Nancy Miwa, Docent
After spending several years in the nonprofit arena, Dr. Miwa returned to graduate school to study the history, theology, iconography, and literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. She moved to Honolulu five years ago and immediately joined the Honolulu Museum of Art as a docent and instructs other docents on the museum’s small but important collection of medieval and Renaissance masterpieces. Her travels have taken her all over the world, but she particularly enjoys her visits “home” to Italy.

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