ANTIQUES; The Dowry, Wherein Love Meets Money

ANTIQUES; The Dowry, Wherein Love Meets Money

If, as Jane Austen’s novels inform us, life is all about love and cash, then the dowry is where the 2 intersect.

Dowries — the house that the bride’s household provides her spouse upon the wedding — will be the topic of a exhibition that is new the Mingei Overseas Museum of Folk Art in north park. Centering on dowries in Eastern Europe, the show provides a romantic view of domestic life in your community through the 1850’s to World War II, with a few fascinating anthropology thrown in. Continue reading