Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art Shows Andrea Palladio and His Legacy

artwork: Villa Capra, La Rotunda, by Andrea Palladio.  - Photograph: Sandro Vannini/Corbis - One way or another, most of us have encountered Andrea Palladio. His presence has been, and remains, quietly insistent in our daily lives - even though this great Italian architect was born 500 years ago.

NOTRE DAME, IN.- For the first time in the Midwest, a collection of thirty-one rarely seen drawings as well as books and models by Italian 16th-century architect Andrea Palladio, from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, will be on view at the Snite Museum of Art. Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey, will be on exhibit from June 5 through July 31. This collection will travel to one more US venue before the drawings are put into storage for twenty-five years in order to ”rest” these delicate and valuable works.