Art and Love in the Renaissance

Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

Thursday, April 8, 5:30 pm CT • Register for the webinar link

Join the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art for a conversation marking the opening of Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe.

Andrea Bayer (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Jacqueline Marie Musacchio (Wellesley College) reflect on the themes of the exhibition 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.