Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents exhibit on Renaissance marriage

Beauty and Duty: The Art and Business of Renaissance Marriage, an exhibit which "examines the manner in which art played a vital role in the rituals and celebrations of Renaissance marriage" will be on display at the Bowdoin College Art Museum (Brunswick, Maine) until July 27, 2008. The event's website also includes games and activities for children.

The exhibit uses "paintings, sculptures, furniture, medals, prints, and books, from Bowdoin’s collections and beyond, open the window to the historic context of marriage in Renaissance Italy."

The activities available on the website include:

  • Biribisi board game
  • Renaissance Objects Matching Game
  • Renaissance Coloring pages
  • 3D Cassone Model (wedding chest)