City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics
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Rome exists not only as an intensely physical place, but also as a romantic idea onto which artists, poets, and writers project their own imaginations and longings. "City of the Soul" examines the evolving image of Rome in art and literature with a display of books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and drawings. This groundbreaking exhibition considers the ever-evolving identities of Rome during a pivotal period in the city's history, 1770-1870, when it was transformed from a papal state to the capital of a unified, modern nation. The exhibition juxtaposes a century of artistic impressions of Rome through a superb selection of prints and drawings by recognized masters such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), and Edward Lear (1812-1888) along with lesser known artists whose work deserves greater attention.
June 17, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Sun. 11 am-6 pm, Tue.-Thu. 10:30 am-5 pm, Fri. 10:30 am-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
6 at 33 St
B,D,F,M,7 at 5 Av
B,D,F,M,N,Q,R at 34 St-Herald Sq
GS,4,5,6,7 at Grand Central-42 St
B,D,F,M,7 at 42 St-Bryant Pk