"CULTURAL CARAVAN" BUS TRIP TO THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Travel with art historian, Susan Pennington, for a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to view the exhibit, "Casanova's Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century." The exhibit combines more than 250 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative arts, furniture, costumes, and musical instruments in an immersive display of the visual riches of Casanova’s world. Structured by the chronology and geography of his life, the exhibition addresses such themes as travel, the intersection of sex and power, theatricality and identity, and the pleasures of fine dining and lively conversation. Among the masterpieces on view are a series of monumental paintings by François Boucher, reunited here for the first time in more than a decade, and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s The Charlatan (1756), shown above. Three tableaux—set in Venice, Paris, and London at different times of day—feature mannequins in authentic costumes amid period settings, bringing Casanova’s world to life.
Casanova exhibit details
Bus trip (not including museum admission): $50
Departing our Falmouth campus: Tuesday, October 2, 9am; departing from Capeside Convenience, Bourne Rotary at 9:15am
To register, please contact Susan Pennington via email.