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Spotlight Talk: Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event organized by Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

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Join Erin Sutherland, curator of exhibitions, archives, and special collections at the Washington University Libraries, for a talk about the renowned 16th-century prints known as the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (Mirror of Roman Magnificence).

This series of finely detailed images of Roman monuments, buildings, and sculptures by a variety of artists and engravers appealed to the tremendous interest in antiquity during the Renaissance. Rather than viewing the prints as if they are reflections in a flawless mirror, Sutherland suggests considering them artistic images made to appeal to a specific audience.

Free and open to the public. View parking and access information here: http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/directions