The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Art Exhibitions - Archives
This list is an archive of exhibitions featured at Loggia in the past. Please be aware that some of the links to these exhibits may no longer function if the museum site has removed the page from their directory.

Exhibitions - Winter 2000

Velázquez in New York Museums | the Frick Collection in New York presents a stunning exhibition of one of the world's legendary artists - Diego Velázquez. The event is a celebration of the art and accomplishments of this master painter, and it features a stellar group of portraits: King Philip IV of Spain, Mar�a Teresa, Infanta of Spain, and Juan de Pareja are three examples of the works on display. The Frick Collection site has information about these and other Velázquez paintings, as well as more about the exhibition itself, which runs through January 30, 2000.

Pharaohs of the Sun | going on now through February 6, 2000 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, this exhibit of Egyptian art and artifacts focuses on a fascinating period of history - the Amarna Age. During this time, the Pharaoh Akhenaten ruled in Egypt, along with Queen Nefertiti and eventually, the famous Tutankhamen. The exhibition includes information about these legendary Egyptians, along with dazzling art works. There is much more available at the Museum of Fine Arts site, so be sure to check it out!

The Body Beautiful | this exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum features works of art that celebrate a most intriguing subject - ideal beauty. The focus is how artists from the years 1440-1850 depicted what they considered to be the ideal in both the male and female forms. Highlights from the exhibit include such works as the Toilet of Venus by Joseph Heintz the Elder and Pierre-Paul Prud'hon's Study of a Female Nude. This event is currently taking place, and will continue until February 27, 2000. Visit the Getty Museum web site for more information about this and other exhibitions.

The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections

The painting, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, illuminated manuscripts, drawings, and antiquities collections at the Getty are displayed in gorgeous, color images in this book. It is, in a word, breathtaking!