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Excavating Design: 18th-Century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection

November 4, 2005 – January 8, 2006

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

Location: Ground Floor

This selection of 18th-century European drawings and prints of ancient Rome from the museum's expansive collection features works by such artists as Giovanni Panini, Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. These renderings of the past inspired writers, artists, and tourists to travel to Rome on the Grand Tour.