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Exhibition: Learning from Piranesi

January 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - February 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

No cost
Piranesi etching of a structure

October 4, 2020, marks the 300th birth anniversary of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78), the celebrated Venetian-born Roman architect, delineator and theorist. Piranesi’s work influenced generations of architects and painters, in his own time and centuries later.

An exhibition, Learning from Piranesi: Architectural Representation and Tectonics, celebrates the 300th birth anniversary of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The exhibition, created by George Dodds, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor of Architecture, will be on display at the Ewing Gallery Jan. 20-Feb. 17, 2021. Learn the hours and location of Ewing Gallery.

The exhibit focuses on Piranesi’s many studies of ancient Roman construction techniques published in several of his major collected works. It is organized around a central core of etchings and includes contemporaneous works of accomplished architects, landscape architects and designers, along with the work of future architects.

Read more about the Piranesi exhibition (PDF).

Read what the UT Daily Beacon says about the exhibit.



January 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am
February 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
No cost


George Dodds


Ewing Gallery
1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37916 United States
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