In the 1700s, historic events and sights were documented by view painters. Commissioned by princes, popes, and ambassadors, such artists recorded memorable moments first hand, ranging from the Venetian carnival to an eruption of Vesuvius. This first-ever exhibition on the golden age of view-painting includes over 50 scenes of historic events. Turning the beholder into an eyewitness, these paintings, many never seen before in America, bring the spectacle of the past to life. Features key works from leading view painters, including Canaletto, Bellotto, Robert, Panini, and Guardi.
This exhibit is normally $20 ($16 for members) but members can see it for FREE on the following days: September 9 (preview), September 10 (Opens at 12:00 p.m.), September 21, October 3, October 8, October 19, November 7, November 12, November 16, December 10 and December 21.
By the way, did you know membership is FREE?
September 10 – December 31, 2017
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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