Beauty and Duty Brings Renaissance Experts to Campus

Story posted March 14, 2008

The sumptuous new exhibition, Beauty and Duty: The Art and Business of Renaissance Marriage, on display at the Bowdoin Museum of Art from March 27-July 27 2008, also features a series of public events, including music, film, lectures and performance that will bring nationally and internationally known Renaissance scholars and specialists to campus.

Opening Lecture
Wednesday March, 26, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
"Marriage in Renaissance Italy: Patterns, Rituals, and Depictions"
Konrad Eisenbichler, Professor of Italian and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto. A reception and exhibition preview will follow in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Related Programs

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
"The Adornment of Beauty"
Charles Dempsey, Professor Emeritus, Department of the History of Art, The Johns Hopkins University
Funded by the Robert Lehman Lectureship.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center
"A Pageant for a Prince: The Wedding of Francesco de' Medici and Joanna of Austria"
Maria Ruvoldt, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Music, Fordham University

Friday, May 2, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
Renaissance procession on the campus Quad with bride, groom, and entourage in costume with ephemeral architecture designed and created by architecture and theater students. Performance of scenes from Shakespeare will follow.

Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.
Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College
"Trionfo di Afrodite" by Carl Orff
Bowdoin Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, Bowdoin Class of 1963, with members of the Portland Ballet and soloists and projections of Renaissance images.
Seating is limited.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
"The Tragic Marriages of the Gonzaga Girls"
Gallery talk by exhibition curator, Susan E. Wegner, Associate Professor of Art History, Bowdoin College

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