Made for ICC Tour: Two Artists, Two Cities, Two Myths

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When: 12 Oct 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Where: Weisman Art Museum, 333 E River Road Minneapolis, MN 55455. The exhibition on show at the Weisman Museum of Art, “Capturing Change: The Urban Images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi”, offers a rare opportunity to admire together the works of two masters, twentieth century American photographer Berenice Abbott and XVII century Italian engineer, archeologist and artist Gian Battista Piranesi.

Berenice Abbott photographed New York in the 1930s while Piranesi created a large number of etchings of Rome as it was in mid-1700. Through the mastery of their art and their ability of seeing these two metropolises with foreign eyes, since Abbott grew in Ohio and Piranesi was born and raised in Venice, these two artists helped create the myth of the two cities, a myth that lasts to this day.

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