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Palladio comes to MIAD

OK, so Venetian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio isn't really coming to Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the Third Ward, but a photo exhibit of his influential villas -- called "Villas of Andrea Palladio" -- is, through Feb. 19.

There's an opening night panel discussion on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. and features a range of experts, including professors, an architectural photographer and others.

But don't think this is an obscure, unrelated specialty architectural subject. In fact, Palladio's passion for Roman and Greek architecture and his symmetrical constructions were extremely influential among American thinkers like Thomas Jefferson, whose own Monticello was based on Palladian designs and ideas. The United States Capitol is also rooted in Palladio.

Palladio's influence is all around us in the United States, especially in terms of banks, schools and governmental buildings.

So, check out the photo exhibit -- coordinated with the Italian Cultural Institute Chicago -- which you can see Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and get to tonight's opening soiree if you can, too.

Talkbacks

boo | Jan. 27, 2011 at 11:22 p.m. (report)

oh ok i get it, this is an elitist, pseudo-bourgeois website. Ill try to remember that next time your writing. I'll look for your stories in the New Yorker. Cheers.

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boo | Jan. 27, 2011 at 9:19 a.m. (report)

Bobby Tanzilo -your a Dbag for making such a strong misleading headline to get people to link to your "tiny" article. A more professional and accurate headline would have been "Palladio Exhibit comes to MIAD" simple and concise. Your ' ok so not really....' backtrack is sheepish. Don't you guys have Editors? are they working or just socializing?

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