Second Tour of Eyewitness Views Exhibition at Mia

Date and Time
Sunday, December 3, 2017
1:00pm— 2:30pm
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
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Organized by the Harvard Club of MN

“‘Instagram’ for 18th-Century Tourists”—The Atlantic

In the 1700s, historic events and sights were documented by view painters. Commissioned by princes, popes, and ambassadors, such artists recorded memorable moments first hand, ranging from the Venetian carnival to an eruption of Vesuvius. This first-ever exhibition on the golden age of view-painting includes over 50 scenes of historic events. Turning the beholder into an eyewitness, these paintings, many never seen before in America, bring the spectacle of the past to life. Features key works from leading view painters, including Canaletto, Bellotto, Robert, Panini, and Guardi.

Above Image:
Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663‑1730); Regatta on the Grand Canal in Honor of Frederick IV, King of Denmark (detail), 1711, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

$20. Ticket price includes the private tour and admission to the exhibition.

1:00 Enter Mia via the Third Avenue entrance
1:15 PM Meet the tour guide at the information desk across from the museum's gift shop. This allows time for the guide to issue audio equipment and orient the group before proceeding to the exhibition.
1:30 PM Tour starts
2:30 PM Tour ends


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Minneapolis Institute of Art

2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, United States,
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