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Friday, October 16

“Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace”

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, Art Department, Wellesley College

This talk examines the intersection of art and the marriage ritual in the middle and upper class homes of fifteenth-century Florence. It analyzes the urban townhouse and its furnishings, and the relationship of this physical setting to the formation and ongoing life of the family who lived inside it, to provide an understanding of how families interacted with art on a daily basis in the Renaissance city.