Piranesi's Paestum Exhibit at Cantor Arts Center in Palo Alto,

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Piranesi's Paestum Exhibit at Cantor Arts Center in Palo Alto,

Nestled within the walls of a top-ranked learning institution, Cantor Arts Center is a popular attraction at Stanford University. Take advantage of our hotel's convenient location just two miles from the campus, and hop on our free shuttle to enjoy an afternoon wandering the grounds of this prestigious academic facility. Starting August 19 and continuing through January 4, 2016, guests will have the opportunity to get a close glimpse at 15 late master drawings made by Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

See the spectacular details that divulge a bit of history from Wednesday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. As the largest body of Piranesi's work in a single location, the free exhibition offers an unrivaled showcase of this artist's talent. Come see "Piranesi's Paestem: Master Drawings Uncovered" to check out renderings of Classical-style ancient structures like the Temple of Neptune. Blast back to the past as you witness the Doric temples plucked onto the paper from the Greek colony Paestrum. His drawings date back to the mid-18th century and also include his architecture observations of southern Italy and his exterior and interior sketches of buildings like the Basilica. Through the medium of the pencil, Piranesi preserved centuries-old culture and world heritage with life-like replicas of real places.  

Plan your visit to this prestigious Center of the Arts, and see what else you can expect to see at http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/piranesi.htm. Cantor is the only venue for this master works exhibition on the West Coast, coming to the United States from the Sir John Soane's Museum in London. Art lovers, history buffs and seasoned travelers alike can appreciate this unique opportunity to go back in time and around the world.   

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