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A Portrait of Venice Opens at the Nasher Museum of Art

August 29, 2017

“A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500” opens at the Nasher Museum of Art September 7, 2017. Curated by Kristin L. Huffman, this exhibition is a research project that was developed in the Wired! Lab at Duke. The mural-sized first state woodcut print, on loan from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, is the gateway to a world of knowledge about Renaissance Venice and its place on the global stage. Huffman and a team of select students, multi-media analysts, and a postdoc at Duke, in collaboration with Visualizing Venice scholars at the University of Padua and the Correr Museum in Venice, developed seven interactive digital displays that connect the View to the origins of printmaking, the dissemination of knowledge in Early Modern Europe, principal sites in Venice, hidden treasures, and the city as a tourist destination for the 500 years since the time of de’ Barbari’s View. The exhibition will be on display through December 31, 2017. More information about the exhibition and about visiting the Nasher are available here.