"Piranesi as a Designer" is the first museum exhibition to show Piranesi's full range and influence as a designer or architecture, elaborate interiors and exquisite furnishings. On view will be etchings, original drawings and prints by Piranesi, as will as a selection of three-dimensional objects. Read a review of the show at nytimes.com.
“Piranesi as Designer” continues through Jan. 20 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street, Manhattan; (212)849-8400, cooperhewitt.org.
Image shown: "The Drawbridge”: Staircases and bridges dwarfing tiny figures.