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Smart Museum of Art: Art and Love in the Renaissance
April 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Andrea Bayer (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Jacqueline Musacchio (Wellesley College) reflect on the themes of the Smart Museum of Art’s new exhibition Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe and their echoes in the Met’s 2008 exhibition, Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, which looked closely at objects associated with love, marriage, and family in the Italian Renaissance.
These objects have never been more fascinating than today, as they lead us into an expanded Renaissance world that includes the more private lives of women and children and their domestic spaces, and also introduce us to remarkably complex imagery that could unexpectedly weave together love, family, and death.
Moderated by Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe exhibition curator Nora S. Lambert.
Presented by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art.
Image: Giovanni Di Francesco Toscani, Scene in a Court of Love: Filocolo’s Parable, circa 1425, Tempera and gold on wood panel. Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 61.4.3.