Rome

The Dome and Cupola that Were Not There


This perspective tour de force dazzles the eye with the complexities of its illusionistic architecture. The story behind the work is equally compelling.
Andrea Pozzo, Architecture, Italian architecture, Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Jesuit Order, Counter Reformation, Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Baciccio, fresco, foreshortening, dome, perspective, drawing, illusionism, Japanese, painting, cupola, Rome

Roma Interrotta


Twelve contemporary architects reimagine Rome, based on Giambattista Nolli's 18th-century urban plan. This exhibition includes the work of Piero Sartogo, Costantino Dardi, Antoine Grumbach, James Stirling, Paolo Portoghesi, Romaldo Giurgola, Robert Venturi, Colin Rowe, Michael Graves, Leon Krier, Aldo Ross, and Robert Krier.
Rome, Architecture, MAPS, urban planning, traveling exhibitions

Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana


Tour Rome as it was experienced by artists between the 16th and 19th centuries. This exhibition of drawings, watercolors, and illustrated books, by both prominent and lesser-known artists, captures the changing landscape of the city and its environs. Artists, draftsmen, and architects represented in the exhibition include Ferdinand Becker, Richard Wilson, Lady Elizabeth Susan Percy. Etienne Duperac, and Cornelis van Poelenburgh.
Thomas Ashby, Rome, drawings, watercolors, Vatican, National Design Library, traveling exhibitions

Excavating Design: 18th century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection


The inaugural exhibition in Cooper-Hewitt’s new Ground Floor Gallery, Excavating Design showcases the Museum’s collection of works by 18th century artists such as Piranesi and Le Lorrain that express a fascination with the design vocabulary of ancient Rome. Also on view is a selection of period objects from the souvenir trade that was built around the ritual of the Grand Tour.
Excavating Design, exhibitions, permanent collection, 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Le Lorrain, Rome, grand tour, ch:exhibition=35350873