Past Exhibitions in Rome

2016

Parmigianino, Turkish Slave (1533)

Correggio and Parmigianino

The exhibition Correggio and Parmigianino at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome gives an insight into the arts in the Italian city of Parma during the 16th century. Protagonists are two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance: Antonio Allegri, known as Correggio, and … [read more]

Llewelyn Lloyd, Paesaggio rosa con figura (1916)

I Macchiaioli. The Collections Revealed

The exhibition I Macchiaioli. Le Collezioni Svelate (The Macchiaioli. The Collections Revealed) at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome showcases paintings by the Macchiaioli within the context of their original collections. The Macchiaioli was the most significant 19th-century Italian movement in painting, consisting of a … [read more]

Mario Giacomelli, Campagna Marchigiana

Mario Giacomelli

La Figura Nera Aspetta Il Bianco (The Black Figure is Waiting for the White) at Museo di Roma is the first retrospective exhibition in Rome on the work of Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli. Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000) was born in Senigallia, in the Marche region, halfway … [read more]

Caravaggio Experience at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome

Caravaggio Experience

Caravaggio Experience at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome is a multi-sensory video installation on the work of Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). Through the use of a sophisticated multi-projection system, combined with original music composed by Stefano Saletti and fragrances by Florence’s historic … [read more]

Osvaldo Peruzzi, Aeropittura (1934)

Roma Anni Trenta

The exhibition Roma Anni Trenta (Rome Thirties) at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna is dedicated to the artworks that were purchased by the Governorship of Rome for the first editions of the Rome Art Quadriennale in the 1930s. The Rome Art Quadriennale promotes contemporary Italian art … [read more]

Forgotten… (The Exhibition) at MACRO Testaccio in Rome

Forgotten… (The Exhibition)

Forgotten… (The Exhibition) at MACRO Testaccio focuses on the buildings in the centre of Rome that, due to the physical transformation of the city or the changing needs of its inhabitants, have lost their sociological and functional importance and are therefore at the risk of … [read more]

Davide Monaldi, Basketball hoop with bird (2013)

Premio Fondazione VAF (VII edition)

MACRO Testaccio in Rome presents the works of the 15 finalists for the 7th edition of the Premio Fondazione VAF. This prize is awarded every two years to a young Italian artist under 40 by the VAF Foundation, a German organisation committed to promoting Italian … [read more]

Mario Merz, Un Segno nel Foro di Cesare (2003)

Marisa and Mario Merz

Marisa and Mario Merz are among the most important artists of the 20th century. Both artists are associated with the Arte Povera movement and both are known for their sculptures and installations. Marisa (1931) and Mario (1925-2003) lived and worked closely together for over 50 … [read more]

Banksy, Love is in the Air (Flower Thrower) (2003)

Banksy: War, Capitalism & Liberty

The exhibition War, Capitalism & Liberty (Guerra, Capitalismo & Libertà) at Palazzo Cipolla in Rome is the largest collection of works by street artist Banksy ever to have been displayed. The 120 artworks are from international private collections and include many paintings, prints and sculptures … [read more]

Barbie, model Superstar (1977) © Mattel Inc.

Barbie – The Icon

The exhibition Barbie – The Icon at Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome focuses on the cultural, anthropological, social, fashion and artistic aspects of Barbie the fashion doll. Since the American toy-company Mattel manufactured the first Barbie doll in 1959, she has become part of popular … [read more]

Alfons Mucha, Pierres Précieuse (1900)

Alphonse Mucha

The exhibition Alfons Mucha at Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome recreates the elegant and sensual feeling of the era of Art Nouveau. At the centre of the exhibition are over 100 works by the Czech painter and decorative artist Alfons Mucha, including posters and decorative … [read more]

Ken Domon, Navy graduation ceremony (1944)

Ken Domon

The exhibition at Museo dell’Ara Pacis in Rome is the first ever exhibition of work by Ken Domon (1909-1990) outside of Japan. Domon is one of the most renowned Japanese photographers of the 20th century, known as a master of realism. The 150 photographs on … [read more]

Matteo Basilé, Pietra Santa (2016)

Appunti di una Generazione #3

The exhibition Appunti di una Generazione #3 (Notes of a Generation) at MACRO Via Nizza in Rome is the third in a series on Italian artists who emerged in the 1990s. This episode is dedicated to Matteo Basilé and Gioacchino Pontrelli. Matteo Basilé (Rome, 1974) … [read more]

Ugo Rondinone, Vocabulary of Solitude (2016)

Ugo Rondinone: Vocabulary of Solitude

MACRO Testaccio in Rome displays the installation Vocabulary of Solitude by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is part of the cycle giorni d’oro + notti d’argento (days of gold + nights of silver) consisting of two installations by Rondinone. The other installation can … [read more]

2015

James Tissot, The Gallery of HMS Calcutta (Portsmouth) (1876)

James Tissot

The exhibition James Tissot at Chiostro del Bramante in Rome is the first exhibition in Italy of the work of the French painter James Tissot (1836-1902), famous for his scenes from contemporary life, especially of fashionably dressed women. On display are 80 works coming from … [read more]

Balthus, La Patience (1943)

Balthus

The exhibition Balthus, la Retrospettiva at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome marks the 15th anniversary of the death of the artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, known as Balthus. Balthus (1908-2001) was a Polish-French artist who rejected the usual conventions of the art world and … [read more]

Statue “King of Heaven”, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Treasures of Imperial China

The exhibition Treasures of Imperial China (Tesori della Cina Imperiale) at Museum Palazzo Venezia in Rome showcases masterpieces from the Henan Provincial Museum, one of the largest museums of the People’s Republic of China. The subtitle of the exhibition is Central Plains between Han and … [read more]

Edgar Degas, Dancers at the Barre (1905)

Impressionisti e Moderni

The exhibition Impressionisti e Moderni at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome presents 62 masterpieces from The Phillips Collection in Washington, one of America’s most renowned modern art galleries. The exhibition includes work by European and American artists, chronologically arranged and representing all the major cultural … [read more]

Choi Jeong-Hwa, Golden Lotus (2015)

Transformers

The exhibition Transformers at MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome presents projects by four artists from different parts of the world, who are at once artists, designers and social activists. Choi Jeong-hwa from Korea, Didier Fiuza Faustino from France, Martino Gamper … [read more]

Toulouse-Lautrec, The Passenger from Cabin 54 (1895)

Toulouse-Lautrec

Museo dell’Ara Pacis in Rome hosts a large exhibition with over 170 works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The works are from the famous collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary. The exhibition follows the artist’s life from 1891 until 1900, shortly before … [read more]