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Deciphering Rome

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Apr 04 2018
Deciphering Rome

In this lecture, Joseph Connors, professor of the history of art and architecture at Harvard, will explore the shaping of Rome through the creation of targeted streets and celebratory piazzas.

Rome assumed its modern form in the 16th and 17th centuries, during the Renaissance and the Baroque period. Though the street network of Old Rome can be confusing to first-time visitors, it makes sense when considered in light of its connection to the dynastic ambitions of successive popes, from Julius II (the pope of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling) to Alexander VII (Bernini’s pope par excellence).

In this lecture, Joseph Connors, professor of the history of art and architecture at

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Free admission, but limited seating is available. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.

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32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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