THE MORGAN TO EXHIBIT SUPERB SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ITALIAN DRAWINGS BY SUCH MASTERS AS RAPHAEL, MICHELANGELO, AND PARMIGIANINO 

Press release date: 
Friday, November 13, 2009

SHOW IS THE FIRST IN NEW YORK TO FOCUS ON LATE RENAISSANCE DRAWING IN ROME

Rome After Raphael Opens January 22, 2010

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New York, NY, November 13, 2009—In the early 1500s, Rome's majesty was a distant memory: its marble temples and palaces had been ransacked; its population was a fraction of what it had been in antiquity. Yet, over the course of the next hundred years, the Eternal City would experience an amazing rebirth, as a series of popes rebuilt and revitalized Rome and its population doubled. At the center of this metamorphosis was an unprecedented influx of artistic talent and creative exchange.