Bernini and the Roman Baroque at the Jule

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Date: March 29th - May 30th, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM

Art is for everybody. Explore the stunning collection, Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia, at the Jule through May 30, 2021. Admission is free and museum hours are as follows: 

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m.
  • Note: Last admission is one hour prior to closing. 

About the Exhibition:

Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia offers a mesmerizing perspective on the interplay of art, religion, nature, power, and mythology in the turbulent 17th century. With its abundance of detail, a sense of surprise, drama, contrast, grandeur, and deep color, the artistic style became a cultural and worldwide phenomenon.

With 55 works, “Masterpieces” comprehensively maps a rich spectrum of styles that characterize the baroque aesthetic. History paintings, portraiture, landscapes, and preparatory sketches used for large decorative frescoes consolidated Baroque’s ultimate goal of elevating the viewer’s mind and soul, especially illustrating the moral and spiritual aspirations of the Catholic Church in its artistic heyday.

Curated as a part of a season-long comparison of varying movements and artist interpretation, the exhibition also highlights Auburn’s connection to the Chigi Palace through the College of Human Sciences Joseph S. Bruno Study Abroad in Italy and a regional link to Marion Berry of Rome, Georgia, who married the Chigi prince.

About the Jule:

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University welcomes everyone to explore, experience and engage with the visual arts in service to the region and the nation.