Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey at Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art

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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, 2011. 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. The drawings, together with Palladio’s architectural texts and pattern books, highlight the growth of his design sensibility. They range from early studies and sketches to perfectly executed later drawings of villas and other commissioned works. Also on view are a number of detailed architectural models, created and loaned specially for the exhibition by r