Piranesi: Rome in Ruins
May 20, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Winton Jones Gallery, G344
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.