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Thursday, April 8, 2021
5:30 PM


Smart Museum of Art


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Smart Museum of Art


LUST, LOVE, AND LOSS opening talk

Join Andrea Bayer (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Jacqueline Musacchio (Wellesley College) as they 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art’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.


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.