Patricia Fortini Brown, chair of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will deliver the Provost’s Distinguished Women’s Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 29) in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “The Mirror of Ancient Ladies,” the lecture will focus on the visual culture of the domestic environment in 16th-century Venice. Among the themes Brown will examine are the presence of women in the home, the notion of masculine and feminine spaces, the activities typically associated with feminine virtue, and the objects, furniture and images that helped define a Venetian woman’s life.p. An authority on Venetian art and culture, Brown is the author of “Venice and Antiquity,” which won the Renaissance Society of America’s Ruth Goodhart Gordon Prize as the best book of the year in the field of Renaissance studies. She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy in Rome, and the Guggenheim Foundation.p. More information is available at www.nd.edu/~crosenbe/Brown.html .