We are pleased to announce "Hub of the World: Art in 18th Century Rome," an exhibition organized in collaboration with New York gallery Nicholas Hall.
Held at the Nicholas Hall gallery space on East 76th Street in New York, the exhibition celebrates the legacy of the American scholar and connoisseur Anthony M. Clark (1923–1976), whose centenary falls in 2023.
Clark was considered one of the top museum professionals of his generation. His taste for 18th-century art produced in Rome, and Pompeo Batoni in particular, had a profound impact on American collecting in the 1950s and 60s.
The exhibition will bring together more than 60 works of art by artists who lived in or travelled to Rome in the 18th century, in addition to a selection of the scholar’s personal notebooks and portrait photograph lent by the National Gallery of Art Library, Washington D.C.
Hub of the World highlights the richness of the culture of eighteenth-century Rome with its extraordinary mixture of patronage–from Popes and Cardinals, Roman aristocrats and visiting foreigners– that attracted the likes of Goethe, from whom we borrowed the exhibition title. A diverse selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and decorative arts will provide a unique opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan appeal of eighteenth-century Rome both forward-looking and deeply connected to its Classical roots.
Hub of the World: Art in 18th Century Rome
06 October – 30 November 2023
17 East 76th Street
New York NY 10021