Inspired by the discovery and excavation of Rome's ancient treasures, patrons, artists, and scholars from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries strove to recreate the legendary greatness of classical Rome. Vivid impressions and imaginative representations in paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from Dartmouth's collections explore the architecture, mythology, and antiquities of the Eternal City.
This exhibition is accompanied by an eighty-page illustrated catalogue that explores a variety of intellectual and artistic interpretations of Rome's classical monuments and antiquities that were produced in the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods and considers them within the context of the city's cultural, political, and social history. In addition, the catalogue illustrates significant objects in the permanent collections of or on extended loan to the Hood Museum of Art and Dartmouth College. The catalogue includes essays by T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art, and Adrian W. B. Randolph, Associate Professor of Art History, that synthesize recent scholarship and explore the themes and issues presented in the exhibition.
The catalogue will be available through the Hood Museum Shop. To order a catalogue, call the museum shop at 603-646-2317.
Organized by the Hood Museum of Art, this exhibition is generously supported by the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund and the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.
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