May 21 - October 9, 2000
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27 architectural models created for civic, military, and commercial structures, churches, royal palaces, private residences, and other buildings, together with related drawings, paintings, medals, and sculpture maquettes were presented in this exhibition that explored the baroque style in European architecture during the 17th and 18th centuries. Included were models for several Roman fountains, among them Gian Lorenzo Bernini's project for the Four Rivers Fountain (c. 1650) in the Piazza Navona. Several models, including that for the Smol'ny convent in Saint Petersburg (1750-1756) by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, illustrated the adaptation of the baroque style in Russia.