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Rome in Ruins

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi: View of the Remains of the Dining Room of Nero's Golden House, commonly called the Temple of Peace, c. 1756-1778 Etching © Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2007.49.2.2
Rome in Ruins

2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
May 20th, 2017 - February 18th

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artsmia.org
PHONE:  
888 642-2787
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM; Thursday 10 AM-9 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM

DESCRIPTION

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.