Piranesi: Rome in Ruins


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.

Start Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
End Date
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Piranesi: Rome in Ruins

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