The Hub of the World: Art in Eighteenth-Century Rome
17 East 76th Street, New York
6 October – 30 November 2023
Nicholas Hall is delighted to present The Hub of the World: Art in Eighteenth-Century Rome, an exhibition organized in association with Galleria Carlo Orsi. Held at the gallery’s space on 17 East 76th Street in New York, the exhibition celebrates the centenary of the pioneering American scholar, connoisseur and artist Anthony M. Clark (1923–1976). Considered one of the top museum professionals of his generation, Clark held prominent curatorial roles at the National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, of which he later became director. His taste for art produced in 18th-century Rome, and Pompeo Batoni in particular, had a profound impact on American collecting in the 1950s and 60s. The Hub of the World will bring together more than sixty works of art by artists who lived in or travelled to Rome in the eighteenth century, as well as a selection of the Clark’s personal notebooks on loan from the National Gallery of Art Library, Washington D.C.