A Portrait of Venice

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00am to 5:00am
Kristin Lanzoni, Mary Kate Weggeland

"A Portrait of Venice" is an innovative exhibition that will open at Duke's Nasher Museum of Art in September 2017. Jacopo De' Barbari's patented image, a meticulous portrait of Venice in 1500, is the gateway to a world of knowledge. Along with the mural-sized, first state print borrowed from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the exhibition features a number of interactive digital engagements that bring the city to life. Multi-media visualizations of the print's art historical and historical material have led to exciting discoveries and invaluable understandings, information to be shared with the public for the first time.

The result is an original, highly dynamic, and multi-sensory way of experiencing art and its history. Dr. Kristin Lanzoni (Wired! Lab) will give an overview of this digital humanities initiative, and undergraduate Mary Kate Weggeland will discuss her work with the exhibition and on a digital display of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum atlas from the Duke Libraries' collection.

Perkins Library 218