Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome

Jul 09, 2013 1715

August 24 -- November 17, 2013

An exciting temporary exhibition on the representations of the eternal city includes maps, views, and books on Rome from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Maps are a focus for each period, while the title refers to the individual themes or attitudes that characterized each era.

The Antiquae urbis imago, Pirro Ligorio's 1561 reconstruction of the ancient city (part of the Carlos Museum's collection) will represent antichità, the antiquarian interests of the cinquecento. It will be surrounded by works by Hieronymous Cock, several others from the Speculum Romanae, and images of the obelisks moved by Sixtus V—all from the Museum's collection. 

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