The Happiest Day: Wedding Customs in Transition
April 20, 2007
August 26, 2007
About the Exhibit
April 20 – August 26, 2007
The mythology of marriage explored in art! A thematic approach to the material gives an historical perspective on a timely topic. Images of allegorical, religious, and royal weddings from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries will be presented as models for the ideal marriage with Abraham Bosse’s wedding suites (Le mariage à la ville and Le mariage à la compagne) and William Hogarth’s Marriage à la Mode serving as visual critiques on the subject.
Curated by Cheryl Snay, assistant curator of prints and drawings