Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe
Saturday, December 9, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Wednesday - 10AM to 5PM
Thursday and Friday - 10AM to 9PM
Saturday - 10AM to 5PM
Sunday - 11AM to 5PM
Monday - Closed
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Mia inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, Mia links the past to the present and enables global conversations.
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Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017