The Pantheon in focus, an evening of discovery in New York on Tuesday 16 October 2018

American Friends are welcome to join us for an evening of exploration into the Pantheon in Rome as discovered through the architectural holdings in the MET museum and the RIBA Collections.

Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, will lead a discussion followed by a drinks reception on Tuesday 16th October from 6.30 – 8pm kindly hosted by the New York showroom of the Italian furniture maker, Arper.

Beatrice will be speaking about the way in which representations of the Pantheon have been collected and illustrated throughout multiple departments at the MET and through the RIBA Collections, from artefacts and casts to drawings, paintings and contemporary photographs and the famous Goldschmidt Scrapbooks. The message of the Pantheon’s existence and its immaculate state began during the years of the Grand Tour and it has rightly remained one of the most famous and visited examples of ancient architecture. Beatrice will share her research discoveries from both collections’ archives.

Please  RSVP to Emily.deVismes@riba.org if you are able to join us as security will need to check your name from a list.

Topographical perspective drawing of the Pantheon, in Rome by Cuthbert Brodrick (1822-1905) from 1862. © RIBA Collections