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Exhibition: Romancing Ruins

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Event Type: Announcement
Location: Grinnell College, Burling Library, Burling Gallery (lower level), Grinnell, IA 50112
Starts: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Ends: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Categories: Arts & Culture

Event Description:

"Romancing Ruins" is a selection of 18th century prints by Italian artist, architect, and archaeologist Giovanni Battista Piranesi from the Grinnell College Museum of Art Permanent Collection, curated by Marina Busby '24. This display is an extensive sample of Piranesi's work artistically documenting and aesthetically framing the ancient ruins of Rome and the Roman periphery. The exhibition showcases print works that allow the viewer to experience Piranesi's fascination with the ancient world and the greater perpetual phenomena of classicism. Note: exhibition open during regular Grinell College Burling Library Hours:


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