Piranesi and the Eternal City
Occasioned by a move into a newly constructed state-of-the-art museum building on the University of Nevada, Reno's main campus, this exhibition introduces viewers to an incredible collection of etchings, many of which have not been seen publicly for more than 30 years. This exhibition will be the first one on campus to ever exhibit the entirety of the University's Piranesi holdings. Between the two collections, held by Special Collections and The Lilley, nearly the entire series of Roman "vedute," or views, will be available for study and review in the Museum's galleries. Foregrounding scholarly depth and scope, "Piranesi and the Eternal City" offers visitors to the museum a rare opportunity to study a representative sample of the artist's work, gain a deeper understanding of the technical and historical contexts of the work, and cultivate a deeper sense of wonder inspired by the mastery of the print work on view.
Thursday, September 26 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm
University Arts Building, John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art