Hildegard of Bingen, a Visionary Genius

Extraordinary Women: Hildegard of Bingen, a Visionary Genius

For October’s Extraordinary Women event, Back Lane Studios turns to the Middle Ages and the remarkable life and accomplishments of the 12th century abbess Hildegard of Bingen. She was a late bloomer. But what a late bloomer. A visionary experience in her early 40s led to one of the most extraordinary creative outpourings in history.  

She was a poet and composer, herbalist and healer; theologian and abbess; cosmologist and medical writer, playwright and politician. A true polymath, she wrote about everything — from theology to female sexuality, botany to beer making, while connecting with the most powerful personages of her times. 

As the New York Times described her,  she was “before the Renaissance, a Renaissance woman.”

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Doors Open 30 minutes before showtime.


Tickets for the event are $16 on Eventbrite (fees included) and $19 at the door.


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