The World of Piranesi

Location: The Snite Museum of Art

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery
January 17 – February 28, 2010

This exhibition features ten teachings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian 1720-1778). An additional seventeen etchings by Piranesi can be viewed at Together, the exhibition and website provide a multi-disciplinary approach of particular interest to students of Italian and architecture.

The exhibition and related events have been partially funded by a Faculty Lead Grant awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
A reception with light refreshments in the entrance atrium and in the Annenberg Auditorium three brief presentations in the Annenberg Auditorium topics related to the exhibition, The World of Piranesi:

  • “Piranesi, Tartini, and the Aesthetics of “leggerezza” by Pierpaolo Polzonetti, Prgoram of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • “Piranesi’s Talking Architecture” by Sabrina Ferri, Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • “Printmaking Techniques” by William Sandusky, Art Department, Saint Mary’s College