Saturday, January 16, 2010 - Sunday, February 28, 2010
An Exhibit of the Architectural Genius in Minneapolis
Palladio 500 Years
The Timeless Beauty of Renaissance Architecture
After its presentation at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in November 2008, and after a double presentation in Ohio at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, and the Cuyahoga Valley Arts Center of May and June 2009, the travelling exhibition “Palladio — 500 years” is heading to Minneapolis,
to the University of Minnesota’s Goldstein Museum of Design. The occasion is still the 500th anniversary of the birth of “the most imitated architect in history,” whose “influence on the development of English and American architecture probably has been greater than that of all Renaissance architects combined,” as stated by
James S. Ackerman.
The exhibition features a complete survey of Palladio’s architectural projects for private residences in the Veneto region and 30 panels displaying Palladio projects taken from his masterpiece “The Four Books of Architecture.”
The photographs provided by the Ville Venete Institute highlight the stylistic evolu- tion of the architect’s more than forty years of activity.
The exhibition will be introduced with a lecture by Leon Satkowski, specialist of Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Professor Satkowski is the author of “Giorgio Vasari: Architect and Courtier,” and with Colin Rowe, “Italian Architecture of the 16th Century,” which has been trans- lated into Japanese and Spanish. Satkowski teaches architectural history and urbanism at the University of Minnesota.
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - Sunday, February 28, 2010
Site: Goldstein Museum of Design, Un. of Minnesota, 101 Ralph Rapson Hall 89 Church St. S.E. Minneapolis
Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
In collaboration with: Italian Consulate of Chicago and the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis
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