EXHIBITION: Venice in the Age of Canaletto February 14 – May 19
The Brooks is proud to announce the arrival of Venice in the Age of Canaletto, a collaborative effort shared with the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The exhibition spans almost one-hundred years beginning with the artist’s birth in 1697, and ending in 1797 with the fall of the Venetian Republic.
Our very own Stanton Thomas, Associate Curator at the Brooks, wrote the catalogue Venice in the Age of Canaletto.
Born Giovanni Antonio Canal in Venice, Canaletto was famed for his Venetian landscapes and genre paintings. Proficient in etching and painting, Canaletto’s realistic works captured not only his city and the ‘floating’ architecture, but also the citizens and their experiences of life in Italy.
Also, as a special treat, Max Marmor, President of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, will speak on the history of the Kress Collection of European art and the gift of paintings to the Brooks. Free with museum admission.