When In Rome is the realization of SCMA’s participation in the Yale University Art Gallery’s Collection Sharing Initiative, endowed by the Isabel B. Wilson Memorial Fund. It was inspired by the outstanding impressions of prints by the Italian artist Giambattista Piranesi (1720–1778) in the Arthur Ross Collection.
SCMA is grateful for the collaboration of the Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab on the interpretive resources associated with this exhibition: Director Jon Caris, Post-baccalaureate Fellow Scott Gilman, and student assistants Tanvi Kapoor, class of 2017, and Karen Yu, class of 2016. Additional support was provided by SCMA Education student assistant Olivia Feal, class of 2017, and Smith College history of art professors Craig Felton, Barbara Kellum, and John Moore.
The exhibition has been supported by the Charlotte Frank Rabb, class of 1935, Fund, the Publications and Research Fund, the Carlyn Steiner '67 and George Steiner Endowed Fund, in honor of Joan Smith Koch, the Ann Weinbaum Solomon, class of 1959, Fund, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency.
SCMA is pleased to be a program partner with the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith from August through December 2016, during which time the related exhibitions, The Lure of Italy: Travel Books and Manuscripts from the Gundersheimer Collection (presented by MRBR) and When in Rome: Prints and Photographs, 1500–1900 (presented by SCMA), will be on view.
Image: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Italian, 1720–1778. Colosseum from Vedute di Roma, 1748–80. Yale University Art Gallery. The Arthur Ross Collection. 2012.159.11.59