Past Exhibition

Piranesi: Views of Rome


March 22 – May 18, 2008

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) was an Italian etcher and archaeologist who, from 1748 to 1774, created his famous Views of Rome, a series of prints that depicted the eternal city's majestic ruins and that served for generations as the standard representations of Roman grandeur. The exhibition will include a range of prints drawn from regional collections, including Piranesi's Arch of Titus in the collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.