The splendor of Rome The vitality and diversity of the...


March 16, 2000|By Tom LoBianco

The splendor of Rome

The vitality and diversity of the art of 18th-century Rome will be showcased today through May 28 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Among the 380 examples of art in "The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome" touring exhibit are paintings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts, architectural renderings and models. The more than 160 artists featured include Batoni, Panini, Legros, Rusconi and Bracci. An entire section of the show is devoted to prints, drawings, buildings and books by Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

Hours for "The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome" are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, until 8: 45 p.m. Wednesday. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is on Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. $12.50; $9.50 seniors, students and children; $5 antenna audio tour; Tuesdays $1 off. Call Ticket Phone Center, 215-235-7489, or the museum, 215-763-8100.

Environmental Film Festival

Films from around the world will put the spotlight on important environmental issues today through March 26 at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington. More than 100 documentaries, feature films and animated films will be shown. Most screenings include discussion with prize-winning filmmakers or environmental experts. The festival features 48 Washington premieres, including "When Water Is Sick, the World Is Sick," a film by youths from 13 countries, and "Homo Sapiens 1900," a film by Swede Peter Cohen about the dark side of the 20th century eugenics movement.

Films will be shown at more than 50 venues throughout Washington. For a schedule of films and show times call 202-342-2564 or visit the Web site at

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