On View
May 19, 2008–Jul 27, 2008

Eighteenth-century Rome abounded with artists and amateurs who derived inspiration from the city’s monumental ruins.

This exhibition highlighted the contrasting visions of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and Vincenzo Brenna (1741-1820), architects of overlapping generations who championed ancient Roman architecture and created works of art for foreigners on the Grand Tour.

Curator: Robert G. LaFrance