FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cuneo Mansion and Gardens Presents Italian Marriage Chests: Function, Display, and Moral Instruction in the Renaissance Home
The Cuneo Mansion and Gardens presents the lecture “Italian Marriage Chests: Function, Display, and Moral Instruction in the Renaissance Home” by Marilyn Dunn, PhD, associate professor in Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts and Women’s Studies and Gender Studies program.
Decorated marriage chests (cassoni), now recognized as significant representatives of Italian art and culture, played a major role in wedding rituals in the Renaissance period. Such pieces were collected by the Cuneo family and are displayed in the mansion to this day. Dunn will discuss the various purposes of these essential furniture pieces and their social implications through examples from the Cuneo and other collections. Dunn’s scholarship includes art history, specifically the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period and issues of gender and art.
Tickets are $10 per person for each lecture. Cuneo members receive a discounted rate. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.cuneomansion.org.
Thursday, October 6
The Great Hall
Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, Illinois, 60061