Revisited: A Grand Tour: Images of Italy from the Permanent Collection
January 15 through May 7, 2022
Closed in March 2020, this re-installed exhibition functions as a visual travelogue of the Italian peninsula using works of art from the collection of the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University. A Grand Tour begins with sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century European prints, byproducts of artists’ visits mostly to the urban centers of Rome and Florence, and concludes with twenty-first-century images. Significant portions of the objects in this exhibition result from the Bolker Collection and from the Fredrick and Genevieve Schlatter Endowed Print Fund. A Grand Tour utilizes the Jundt Art Museum’s collection to present artistic imagery of the canals of Venice, the Renaissance architecture of Florence, and the classical remains of Rome, but also sites in Milan, Pisa, Assisi, Naples, and Palermo as well as other cities and towns. We hope that this selection of more than 76 images of Italy will give pleasure as one introduction to a wide-ranging and astonishing topic.
John Ferguson Weir (American, 1841-1926
Basilica of San Franciso d'Assisi, Italy, 1902
Oil on canvas
Museum purchase with funds provided by the Jundt Art Museum Annual Campaign and
Tula and Max Patterson (Class of 1977)