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Francesco Borromini. The drawings of the Vatican Library 

12 December 2017 - 5 January 2018
Room XVII, Pinacoteca

To mark 350 years since the death of the great Baroque architect Francesco Borromini, the “Pope’s Museums” will inaugurate on 12 December one of the key events of the celebrations dedicated to the great sixteenth century architect: an exhibition of a small but valuable group of drawings from the Vatican Apostolic Library which, in its archives, conserves important graphic and documentary evidence of the artist.

Curated by Alessandra Rodolfo, head of the Vatican Museums’ Department of XVII-XVIII Century Art, the exhibition concentrates on few but relevant examples of Borromini’s graphic corpus, and focuses in particular on the activity of the Baroque genius during the papacy of Innocent X Pamphilj (1644-1655).