PHILADELPHIA, PA.-A new exhibition at the Rosenbach will highlight a large group of drawings by Renaissance master painter and architect Girolamo da Carpi. His intricate depictions of antiquities and art such as the Roman Colosseum, sculpture by Michelangelo, and frescoes by Rafael depict 16th-centrury Italy in exquisite detail. The exhibition is on view through December 4.
Drawn Together: Two Albums of Renaissance Drawings by Girolamo da Carpi, the first ever exhibition on this topic, will be accompanied by a full-color, bilingual catalogue that will help to give Girolamo the reputation he has long deserved. The exhibition features drawings from the collections of the Rosenbach and the British Museum, in London. Dr. Gudrun Dauner, an expert on Italian Renaissance drawings, has written the catalogue and serves as guest curator of the exhibition.
One of the true cultural treasures of Philadelphia, the Rosenbach Museum & Library seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs, and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections. The museum was founded by legendary book dealer A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother and business partner Philip. With an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, furniture, and art, the Rosenbach is a historic house, museum, and world-renowned research library, set within an 1865 townhouse that reflects an age when great collectors lived among their treasures. This exhibition was made possible, in part, by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Otto Haas Charitable Trust #2.