Subseries . "The Splendor of 18th Century Rome." March 16, 2000-May 28, 2000

1986-2001, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

"The Splendor of 18th Century Rome" was a spectacular exhibition that opened at the PMA on March 16, 2000, and made its second and final stop at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on September 17, 2000. Curated by Joseph J. Rishel (The Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900, the John G. Johnson Collection, and the Rodin Museum), Ann Percy (Curator of Drawings), and Dean Walker (The Henry P. McIlhenny Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture), the exhibition featured approximately 380 works of art by more than 160 artists. Included were paintings, drawings, architecture, sculpture, and decorative arts by artists such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Pier Leone Ghezzi, Anton Raphael Mengs, Hubert Robert and Jacques-Louis David. The records include administrative files, artist files, catalogue records, extensive image files, and loan correspondence. The bulk of the records are from 1999 to 2000, and much of the material is undated.

See Also:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Department Records / I. Exhibition records / N. "The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome." Mar. 16- May 28, 2000