The Lure of Italy

This mini-exhibition is drawn from Mildred Abraham’s personal collection of rare books on the Grand Tour. It offers viewers a chance to travel back in time to experience the Italy famous for its classical origins, Carnival, and banditti. Ranging from the earliest account of the Grand Tour in Italy, published in the 17th century, to illustrated accounts of 19th-century tourists and intellectuals such as Henry James, the exhibition is a visual feast for anyone interested in Italy and its history.