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Piranesi's Paestum Thursday Tours

Piranesi’s Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered
The exhibition presents 15 stunning drawings by the celebrated Italian printmaker, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778). Regarded as landmarks of 18th-century Italian drawing, this suite of large-scale renderings constitutes Piranesi’s most extensive body of work devoted to a single topographical site. The drawings depict the three ancient Greek temples, originally dedicated to Poseidon, Hera, and Athena, at Paestum, south of Naples.
If you are visiting as a group of over 10 people, please click here to request a private tour or register a self-guided tour at least 6 weeks in advance of your desired tour date. 
IMAGE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italy, 1720–1778), Paestum, Italy: Basilica and Temple of Neptune, 1777. Black and red chalk, pencil, brown and grey washes, pen and ink. Sir John Soane’s Museum



Thursday, October 1, 2015. 02:00 PM


Cantor Arts Center (meet in Main Lobby)


Cantor Arts Center




Tours are also available on Saturdays at 11 am.
NOTE: No tours on the following Thursdays: November 26, December 24, and December 31.