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18th Century Art Comes to OKC

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Starting on September 9 and running through January 2, 2011, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibit of 18th century art.  La Serenissima: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Art From North American Collections will feature art from the Italian coastal state of La Serenissima.  The name, which translates to “The Most Serene Republic of Venice” was a major sea trade center for centuries.  The area was also a major center of art and creativity.  This exhibit will feature 65 different pieces of art from among 25 different galleries across the country.  The pieces cover everything from history to Biblical and mythological themes.  Some featured artists include Luca Carlevarijs, Antonio Canaletto, and Bernardo Bellotto.

I’m always very interested in seeing new pieces of artwork, and I’ve never seen anything by these particular artists.  I’m looking forward to making another trip to the OKC Museum of Art while the exhibit is visiting. 

Here are some other blogs about the OKC Museum of Art:

The Art Blog by Bob features some images from a past exhibit at the museum.

Wonder why the area inspired so many artists?  This TravelPod blog has some amazing pictures of La Serenissima.

The OKGazzette Blog has an article on the exhibit.

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