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SOLD OUT Peter Björn Kerber | Points of View: Portraying History in 18th-century Italy

Last occurred: Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 pm

Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663 - 1730); The Bucintoro Departing from the Bacino di San Marco, 1710; Oil on canvas; 134.8 × 259.4 cm (53 1/16 × 102 1/8 in.); The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663 - 1730); The Bucintoro Departing from the Bacino di San Marco, 1710; Oil on canvas; 134.8 × 259.4 cm (53 1/16 × 102 1/8 in.); The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Join us for the opening-day talk celebrating “Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-century Europe.” Exhibition curator Peter Björn Kerber will examine how Roman and Venetian artists specializing in topographical views and history paintings recorded important contemporary events, ranging from state visits to civic and religious celebrations.

Peter Björn Kerber is curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London. Formerly he was assistant paintings curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he organized “Eyewitness Views. His accompanying book, available in The Store at Mia, is the first monographic study of view paintings depicting contemporary events.

Agnes Lynch Anderson and Roger Anderson Lecture

A Paintings Affinity Event.

$10; $5 My Mia members, free for members of the Paintings Affinity Group. SOLD OUT – Unticketed free overflow available in the Friends Community Room.

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