An Eternal Love: The Art Student and the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome

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Detail from An Eternal Love poster by Katie Hennessy and Zoe Tessler. image / provided

The Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners in Rome, historically referred to as the Protestant Cemetery or the English Cemetery has, since the early 18th century, been a site of burial for the numerous foreigners who died in the city and is still an active burial ground today. Many of those who rest there are English and American artists and poets; the most famous of these are John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. This exhibition is a testimonial to the ongoing contribution of young American art students in the Eternal City whose drawings, paintings, and photographs continue to be inspired by the gardens, tombs, and touching stories of the people interred at the cemetery.

The exhibition includes works by semester abroad art students from Cornell in Rome, St. John's University in Rome, The American University of Rome, and Temple University Rome.

Cornell in Rome students exhibiting include: Laura-India Garinois (B.Arch. '17), Rina Kang (B.Arch. '17), Laura Kimmel (B.Arch. '17), Lucia Marquez (B.Arch. '17), Min Keun Park (B.Arch. '17), Evan Rawn (B.Arch. '17), Amy Tomasso (URS. '15 visiting), Zheng Xiang (B.Arch. '17).

Curated by Anita Guerra in collaboration with Amanda Thursfield.