Chazen Museum of Art


Life, Love & Marriage in Renaissance Italy

August 3 to November 4 | Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries

Life, Love & Marriage in Renaissance Italy

August 3 through November 4, 2018

Organized by the Museo Stibbert and Contemporanea Progetti in Florence, Italy, the Chazen Museum of Art will host an exhibition of Italian wedding chests, also known as cassoni. To explore the social and practical functions of these important objects, the exhibition will include related domestic items such as maiolica wares, fabric, and architectural decorations, in addition to panel paintings and intact chests made in Italy from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

This exhibition was organized by Museo Stibbert and Contemporanea Progetti, and is supported in part by the Mildred L. Stolberg Fund and a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Free Public Programs

Gallery Talks
September 20, 6 p.m., Walton O. Schalick, III, MD, PhD
September 27, 6 p.m., Lauren Surovi, Department of French and Italian
October 10, 12 p.m., Leonora Neville, Department of History
November 2, 2 p.m., Walton O. Schalick, III, MD, PhD

Tours with curator Maria Saffiotti Dale
September 6, 12:30 p.m.    
September 16, 2 p.m.    
October 21, 2 p.m.
November 1, 12:30 p.m.
November 4, 2 p.m.

Art•Spin and UW Family Weekend
October 13, 12–3 p.m.

Bridge Poetry 
November 1, 7 p.m.

Closing Reception and Masquerade Ball
October 25, 5:30–8 p.m.

IMAGE ABOVE: Master of Carlo III of Durazzo, The Story of Messer Torello and Saladin, wood, gold leaf, plaster, tempera on wood panel, 1380–1390 ca. Museo Stibbert, Firenze

PREVIEW IMAGE: Florentine Manufacture, Madonna on throne with Child and Saints, 1325–1350, Tempera on wood panel, Museo Stibbert, Firenze

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