Piranesi: Rome in Ruins

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May 20 2017 - Feb 18 2018

Giovanni Battista Piranesi takes us on a ramble through the ruins of ancient Rome. His etchings of the remains of a great civilization couple his archaeological interest in detail with his flair for dramatic effect. 

This intimate exhibition invites you to reflect on a quiet world of grand desolation. Seen through the lens of the mid-1700s, the ruins suggest romance, mystery, melancholy, awesome possibility, and loss.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • European
  • 18th Century
  • Architecture
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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