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In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura Exhibit at Vassar College

When: April 21 - July 2, 2017

Francesco de Mura (1696-1782) could be termed the last great painter of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Active in Naples, his work included elaborate illusionistic palace and church decorations depicted in bursts of confectionary colors as well as smaller portraits, biblical, and historical paintings. De Mura was the court painter of the Bourbon King Charles VII of Naples who presided over the Kingdom’s Golden Age. This exhibition, organized by the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, is the first monographic presentation of de Mura’s art and includes over forty loans from Italian collections as well as those from the United States including the Metropolitan Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art. 

A completely illustrated scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which is underwritten by Christie's.

Gallery Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday 10:00 - 9:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Date:Friday, May 12th, 2017
Time:10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact URL:http://fllac.vassar.edu/exhibitions/2016/mark-dion.html
Location: Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. Vassar was the first college or university in the country to include an art museum as part of its original plan. The current 36,000 square foot facility was designed by Cesar Pelli and named in honor of the new......Read more

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