2023 Partnerships and Events
Educating the Eighteenth-Century Architect in Rome:
The Drawings of the Accademia di San Luca at Cooper Hewitt with Dr. Selena Anders
Filippo Juvarra (Italian, 1678 - 1736)
Two Alternatives for an Entrance to an Arsenal, 1708
Pen and brown ink, brush and grey and rose wash over black chalk on two sheets of heavy paper pasted to a third
(54 × 41.9 cm (21 1/4 × 16 1/2 in.)
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund, 1938-88-7299
REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT
January 24, 2023; 10:30 am
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128
This program will focus on a close examination of architectural drawings produced at the Accademia di San Luca These remarkable drawings shed light on architectural pedagogy at one of the most prestigious art schools in Enlightenment Europe. They include prize-winning drawings from the academy's famous competitions, the Concorsi Clementini, teaching drawings made by faculty, and student drawing exercises.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is home to many drawings once part of Rome's famed Accademia di San Luca's collection. They include works made by faculty and students of the Academy. Moreover, over a dozen timed exam drawings were executed by top architecture students participating in the academy's famous competitions known as the Concorsi Clemintini. No other group exists outside the Accademia. A closer examination of Cooper Hewitt's architectural drawings produced at the Accademia and the purpose of their production sheds light on architectural pedagogy at one of the most prestigious art schools in Enlightenment Europe. This session is led by Dr. Selena Anders, Assistant Professor, Co-Director HUE ND and Associate Director DHARMA Lab, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame.
This event is organized in partnership with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
While visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, don't forget visit
Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things: Ornament in 18th-Century Britain - now on view through Sunday, January 29, 2023
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