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

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

Rome After Raphael Opens January 22, 2010

**Press Preview: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10 a.m. until noon** RSVP: (212) 590.0393, E-mail Media

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.