Virtual Spotlight Tour: Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Friday, April 14, 2023 12:30 PM
Free; limited availability, advance registration is required

Join our Morgan docents as they guide you on an up-close virtual exploration and discussion of several works in the Morgan’s temporary exhibition of the multi-talented artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi who became internationally famous working as a printmaker, designer, architect, archaeologist, theorist, dealer, and polemicist. The Morgan holds the largest and most important collection of Piranesi’s drawings. Please join our Zoom for a look at this fascinating impresario of 18th-century art.

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Image: Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Fantasy of a Magnificent Forum, ca. 1765. Pen and brown ink and wash, 329 x 491 mm. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, inv. 1974.27.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.