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Detail of a Renaissance painting featuring a woman wearing on ornate dress and jewellery

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Highlight Tour with Karine Tsoumis: From Lacemakers to Courtesans

Wed November 24, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Step into the lives of Renaissance women in this special exhibition tour highlighting select objects created by female artisans, owned by women, and conveying ideals of femininity.

About the Exhibition

Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis where migration and mobility shaped the daily lives of its inhabitants. Its position at the crossroads of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World brought a continuous flow of commodities like pigments, spices, and luxury objects. In the homes of Venetians, these imported goods complemented locally-made products like maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware. Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads recreates a sensory world of objects, from Chinese porcelain and Islamic metalware to Venetian textiles and glass. Learn more

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Exhibition Supporting Sponsor
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Official Paint Sponsor

Farrow & Ball logo

Thanks To

Instituto italiano di cultura

Community Partners
Villa Charities

This exhibition includes objects generously provided by the Royal Ontario Museum.

Header: Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine (detail), 1550-60, Oil on canvas, Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, 44.265




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