Exhibition - Architecture, Theatre, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 at 10:30am

The Morgan Library And Museum
225 Madison Avenue At 36th Street
New York, NY 10016

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For nearly a century, members of three generations of the Bibiena family were the most highly sought theatre designers in Europe. Their elaborate stage designs were used for operas, festivals, and courtly performances across Europe: from their native Italy to cites as far afield as Vienna, Prague, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, and Lisbon. Beyond these performances, the distinctive Bibiena style survives through their remarkable drawings. This exhibition is the first in the United States in over thirty years to celebrate these talented draftsmen and marks the promised gift to the Morgan of a group of Bibiena drawings from the collection of Jules Fisher, the Tony-winning lighting designer. These drawings demonstrate the range of the Bibienas’ output, from energetic sketches to highly finished watercolors. With representations of imagined palace interiors and lavish illusionistic architecture, this group of drawings will highlight the visual splendor of the baroque stage.

Architecture, Theatre, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection is a program of the Drawing Institute.

Exhibition Date: May 28, 2021 through September 12, 2021 

10:30 am to 11:30 am on Wednesday and Saturday are reserved for Members.

Admission

$22 Adults

$14 Seniors (65 and over)

$13 Students (with current ID)

Free to members and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult)

Discounted admission of $13 is available for disabled visitors, admission is free for accompanying caregivers.

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