Valley News Recent Headlines
Etchings of 18th-century Rome and Ancient Italian Ruins Coming to LVC Arnold Art Gallery
03.05.10 |

  1 of 2   

Etchings of 18th-century Rome and ancient Italian ruins will be on display at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College from March 5 through April 25. Piranesi: The Grandeur of Ancient Rome is free and open to the public, including the opening reception on Friday, March 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. In conjunction with the exhibition, Robin Thomas, assistant professor of art history at The Pennsylvania State University, will present a free, public lecture, “To Protect and To Serve: Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Rome.” His talk will be on Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m. in the Gallery’s Zimmerman Recital Hall.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi completed these etchings at the height of the Grand Tour when Rome was an intellectual center and popular tourist destination. Many of the over 40 works in the exhibition are from his Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome) series and demonstrate the artist’s dramatic use of light and perspective. Images of the Basilica of St. John the Lateran in Rome, Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, the Temple of Pola in Istria, ancient amphitheaters, tombs, fountains, and bridges are featured. An etching from Piranesi’s famous Carceri d’invenzione (Imaginary Prisons) series is also included.

Piranesi considered himself to be an architect first and foremost, and his architectural projects and strong archaeological interests are reflected in his studies of building fragments and ornaments, a number of which are on display in the exhibition.

Piranesi: The Grandeur of Ancient Rome is a traveling exhibition organized by Blair-Murrah Exhibitions.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment for groups. Schools and other organizations are encouraged to contact the Gallery at 717-867-6445 or detweile@lvc.edu for a guided visit.



08.26.16
LVC Outdoors Club Expands: Equipment Rental Shop to Open this Fall
View Full Story

08.24.16
Themes of Innovation and Renewal Highlight Opening Breakfast
View Full Story

08.23.16
Ensemble Chaconne to Perform at LVC Sept. 15
View Full Story

08.23.16
Benefits Abound for Graduates of School of Municipal Government Training
View Full Story

08.22.16
Lebanon Valley College and Gaudenzia Clients Partner in Community Service
View Full Story

08.22.16
Incoming LVC Students Oriented to Serve Throughout the Region
View Full Story

08.19.16
Lebanon Valley College Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction
View Full Story

08.17.16
Grammy Award-Winning Folk Artist Dom Flemons to Perform Sept. 13
View Full Story

08.16.16
Communication Sciences & Disorders and Speech-Language Pathology Program Newest Addition to LVC
View Full Story

08.15.16
The Friday Night Entertainment Series Kicks Off This Fall
View Full Story

08.12.16
Now Showing: An American Century at the Movies is the Newest Arnold Art Gallery Exhibit
View Full Story

08.11.16
Lebanon Valley College Named to Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” List
View Full Story

08.09.16
LVC Introduces New Faculty Members for 2016-17 Academic Year
View Full Story

08.08.16
Analytical Finance Major Introduced at The Valley
View Full Story

08.04.16
LVC Welcomes Third Class of Allwein Scholars
View Full Story

08.03.16
Best-Selling Author Susannah Cahalan to Visit LVC
View Full Story