Pomp and Circumstance

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12:15pm

Museum of Art, Buonanno Works on Paper/Tsiaras Galleries 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

Journey to The Festive City with Associate Curator Emily Peters and discover how elaborate public festivals — carnivals, coronations, processions, races, and fireworks displays — punctuated daily life in European cities from the 16th to 18th centuries. Peters explains how rarely seen festival prints and books recorded these staggeringly expensive but fleeting events. Free with Museum admission.

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The men in this 1903 portrait class were serious about the business at hand.