Bernini exhibition entering final week at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
This week marks the last chance area art fans will have to see the one-of-a-kind “Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia” exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
“Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia” is an exhibition that comprehensively maps the rich spectrum of genres and pictorial styles that characterize Baroque aesthetics and illuminates the influence of Gian Lorenzo Bernini across the Baroque movement. The exhibit is organized by Glocal Project Consulting and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.
The museum hosted the highly successful “Bernini Blowout” on Thursday, May 20, that featured 3D street art from award-winning artist Tracy Lee Stum and an appearance by Aubie himself. It was the museum’s first in-person event since before the COVID-19 pandemic and signaled a significant move toward normalcy for the acclaimed facility.
Anyone interested in viewing the impressive Bernini exhibition can do so through Sunday, and the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday.
The museum will be closed June 1-29 in order to make room for new exhibitions, so this week's activities are must-see opportunities for art fans.
Submitted by: Charlotte Hendrix