How do I punctuate a sentence in parentheses that follows another sentence?

If a sentence in parentheses follows a sentence, place a period before the closing parenthesis:

I went to an exhibit at Vito Schnabel’s gallery. (Vito is the son of the artist Julian Schnabel.)

If a phrase or clause in parentheses concludes a sentence, place a period after the closing parenthesis:

I went to an exhibit at the gallery of Vito Schnabel (son of the artist Julian Schnabel).

I went to an exhibit at the gallery of Vito Schnabel (who was the son of the artist Julian Schabel).

 

 

Published 9 March 2020

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