If you are planning to visit Rome in 2010 and love ancient Roman art, Caravaggio’s masterpieces or modern American artists allow some extra time between the Roman Colosseum and the Vatican Museums to enjoy these outstanding exhibitions. Herebelow find a (Non-Complete) List of what’s going on in Rome in 2010. For the complete listing prior to your trip to Italy come back to see ItalyTravelista updates.
CARAVAGGIO | February 20 > June 13, 2010
The Caravaggio’s exciting exhibition on view at the Scuderie del Quirinale (Quirinal Stables, also called Papal Stables) to mark the 400th anniversary of the Baroque master’s death when he was only 39 brings together for the first time from art galleries and museums across the world 24 paintings that have been definitely attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. For more details visit my previous Caravaggio’s post and make sure you book your tickets online to avoid disappointing long lines. This landmark exhibition is a must if you’re planning a trip to Rome.
EDWARD HOPPER | February 16 > June 13, 2010
Following on from a hugely successful showing in Milan, this exhibition on view at the Museo Fondazione Roma features the work of American artist Edward Hopper. Over 170 of Hopper’s rural and urban scenes of the 20th Century American life are on display in specially designed rooms that evoke the sights, sounds and feelings he so carefully portrayed. Among the masterpieces on show Self-Portrait 1925-1930, The Sheridan Theatre (1937), New York Interior (1921 circa), Seven A. M. (1948), South Carolina Morning (1955) together with Summer Interior (1909), Pennsylvania Coal Town (1947), Morning Sun (1952), Second Story Sunlight (1960), A Woman in the Sun (1961) and the stunning Girlie Show (1941).
ANCIENT ROME: The AGE of CONQUEST | March 13 > September 05, 2010
Until September 5th the Capitoline Museums set in the Michaelangelo’s Capitoline square host an amazing exhibition of ancient art dating from the 3rd C. to the 1st Century B.C., a time when Greek influence became predominant to involve the whole cultural world of the Roman Empire and the key to the future Roman artistic and cultural identity. The most avid collectors of Greek art were the Romans, who decorated their town houses and country villas with Greek sculptures and by the first century B.C. Rome was the center of Hellenistic art production, and numerous Greek artists came there to work. The show includes marbles, impressive sculptures and friezes, bronze and silver decorations and terracotta works brought together from major museums like the Copenhagen museum and the British Museum in London.
From COROT to MANET: The SYNPHONY of NATURE | March 05 > June 29, 2010
The Vittoriano Complex (A.K.A. the Typewriter or Wedding Cake) brings together over 170 paintings, drawings and early photographs never shown before in Italy with the aim of exploring the complex and changing relationship between 19th and early 20th century French artists, the French society of the day and the natural world they sought to capture on canvas.
MORGANTINA TREASURES | March 10 > May 23rd, 2010
Palazzo Massimo Museum, part of the National Museum of Rome, hosts until May 23rd the Morgantina silver horde that was looted from Sicily in 1996, smuggled out of Italy, and bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The silver treasure from Morgantina that have been on show at The Met until 2006 comes from the Greek colony of Morgantina in Sicily where it was buried in the year 212 B.C. when Morgantina was under siege by the Romans. The Palazzo Massimo Museum is beautifully lit, with English descriptions, hosting entire rooms of frescoes, statues that are among the most famous in the world, and beautiful mosaics from Hadrian’s and other villas: Palazzo Massimo alle terme is the right place to experience the grandeur of ancient Rome.
William Klein’s Rome | Until July 25th
In 1956 Federico Fellini invited photographer and film maker William Klein to Rome to work on his new film “Nights of Cabiria” introducing Klein to La Dolce Vita of Rome. The photos he took as he travelled the streets and clubs perfectly capture the magical atmosphere of the Eternal City in that legendary in that legendary “Dolce vita” era. Set aganist the backdrop of the recently restored Trajan’s Market this exhibition features 60 of these photos, recreating scenes of street demonstrations or fashion sets, Sunday outings to Ostia, or evening promenades through the Roman Forum.
Giorgio De Chirico | April 9 > July 11, 2010
The exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni includes over 120 De Chirico’s paintings brought together from museums and private collections from all over the world. The artworks explore his vision of nature and divided into seven themes: Myths, Shadows, Rooms, Things, Open, Alive, and anti-Nature. A Must see exhibition for the Metaphysical Art lovers, one of the most significant and fertile cultural movements of the 20th century.
TAPESTRY: The Story of Joseph | April 29 > June 30, 2010
The Quirinal Palace, official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and one of the most beautiful palaces in Rome, hosts a free exhibition showcasing the 30 years restoration work on twenty precious tapestries commissioned by Cosimo dè Medici to two leading artists of the Florentine Renaissance, Jacopo da Pontormo and Agnolo Bronzino. The Old Testament tale of Joseph, one of the most influential rulers in Egypt was seen as a symbol for the powerful Medici dynasty. Closed on Mondays.
Other major exhibitions in Rome in 2010 include Leonardo da Vinci and The Genius of his Inventions until April 30th 2010, the opening of the MaXXi museum on May 30th, Piranesi until April 4th, and the Secret of the Marbles opening on December 16th 2000.
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