Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
March 15 - June 14, 2009
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107
The Kimbell Art Museum presents Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, "a fascinating exploration of art objects made to celebrate milestones in the lives of men and women in Renaissance Italy-betrothal, marriage, and the birth of a child." The exhibit "includes approximately 150 paintings dating from 1400 to 1600 that were created to celebrate love and marriage. Among these works are marriage portraits and paintings that extol sensual love and fertility, exquisite examples of jewelry and maiolica (tin-glazed ceramic) given as gifts to couples, and some of the rarest and most significant pieces of Renaissance glassware, cassone panels, birth trays, and drawings and prints of amorous subjects."