Museums in Rome

NATURE, NUTRITION & HIGH FASHION DESIGN ON DISPLAY!

NATURE, NUTRITION & HIGH FASHION DESIGN ON DISPLAY!

The Elegance of Food. Tales about Food & Fashion is the brand new exhibit at the Trajan’s Market entirely focused on two strong points of Made in Italy: food and fashion indeed.
The exhibition takes visitors on a journey across the link between nature and nutrion as it was and still is transposed in high fashion design. Water, Air, Earth and Fire appear then as inspiring motifs of haute couture artistic creations, from embroidery and textures to dresses and accessories.
That’s not all. The relation between nutrition and nature is the subject of the six month global fair EXPO MILANO 2015: the exhibit is thus a further tribute to this gigantic event.
The Elegance of Food is open every day from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm until November 1st, 2015.
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MATISSE’S ARABESQUE ON EXHIBIT UNTIL JUNE!

MATISSE’S ARABESQUE ON EXHIBIT UNTIL JUNE!

Spring in Rome marks the beginning of a few important exhibitions, that at Scuderie del Quirinale being dedicated to the French artist Henri Matisse.
“Matisse. Arabesque” focuses on a particular aspect of the painter’s production, that is the so called “arabesque” motif, a type of decorative pattern either geometric or undulating which eriches a great number of Matisse’s works. The inspiration to include this kind of element derives from Matisse interest in Oriental cultures, with which he came across during some journeys and during his staying in Paris as well, a multicultural centre since long before his time.
The exhibit will be open until June 21st: from Sunday to Thursday 10am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 10.30pm. Monday closed. Ticktes range from € 6 to € 12.
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THE GOAT, THE FIDDLER AND THE BRIDE: CHAGALL’S “LOVE AND LIFE” ON EXHIBIT

THE GOAT, THE FIDDLER AND THE BRIDE: CHAGALL’S “LOVE AND LIFE” ON EXHIBIT

After Escher, Chiostro del Bramante museum is going to please the public with an outstanding new exhibition: that dedicated to Marc Chagall.
One-hundred-fifty works by the Russian-born Jewish artist will be offered to visitors, including paintings, drawings and prints, all coming from the Israel Museum of Jerusalem.
Much of Chagall’s artistic production faithfully reflects his intimate experiences, as the title of the exhibit clearly points out: “Marc Chagall. Love and life”. His strong relationship with Bella Rosenfeld, hiw wife and muse at one time, as well as the Jewish symbolism are basically ever-present motifs in his works: the goat, an allegory of hope and confidence; the hut, reminiscent of the celebration of the feast after the Exodus; the donkey, tied to the different moments of the Bible; the fiddler figure who uses to attend the major Jewish religious holidays.
The exhibition is open every day with the following schedule: from Monday to Friday 10am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 9 pm. Tickets vary up to € 13.
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WHY NOT A MUSEUMS ON ST. VALENTINE’S DAY?

WHY NOT A MUSEUMS ON ST. VALENTINE’S DAY?

Rome has no rivals with regard to the variety of museums available to her visitors. On the occasion of St. Valentine’s day don’t miss the chance to visit some of them, where you might happen to find special discounts on the entrance ticket.
We prepared a selection of those you might be interested in:
Colosseum 
Piazza del Colosseo (metro line B, stop Colosseo)
Villa Adriana (in Tivoli)
Largo Marguerite Yourcenar,1 00010 – TIVOLI (ROMA)
Crypta Balbi
Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31 (bus #40 from Termini)
Roman Forum
Largo Romolo e Remo (nearby the Colosseum)
National Gallery of Ancient Art at Palazzo Barberini
Via Quattro Fontane (metro line A, stop Repubblica)
National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 (opposite Villa Borghese)
Borghese Gallery
Piazzale Scipione Borghese (metro line A, stop Flaminio)
National Museum of Oriental Art “G. Tucci”
Via Merulana, 248 (metro line A, stop Vittorio Emanuele)
Castel Sant’Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 5 (Vatican area)
National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9 (nearby Villa Borghese)
National Roman Museum at Palazzo Massimo 
Via di Villa Peretti (metro line A, stop Termini or Repubblica)
National Roman Museum at Terme di Diocleziano
Vie E. De Nicola, 79 (metro line A, stop Termini or Repubblica)
Palatine Hill 
Via di San Gregorio 00185 (nearby the Colosseum)
Palazzo Altemps
Via di S. Apollinare, 44 (nearby Piazza Navona)
Ancient Ostia and Arcaheological Museum
Viale dei Romagnoli, 717
Terme di Caracalla 
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52
Villa d’Este (in Tivoli)
Piazza Trento, 1 00019 – TIVOLI (ROMA)
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AUGUSTUS, OR NEVER DYING GREATNESS

AUGUSTUS, OR NEVER DYING GREATNESS

Among the several exhibitions currently in Rome, we strongly suggest not to skip a couple of events focused on Augustus, the first of Roman Emperors, who died not too far from Neaples in 14 AD after a long life rich of those achievements which make of him one of the greatest Roman personalities ever.
The two exhibitions were set up in 2014 to commemorate 2000 years after his death, and will still be running until May/June 2015:
“KEYS TO ROME – THE CITY OF AUGUSTUS”, at Trajan’s Markets, 9 am- 7 pm (Mon closed);
“AUGUSTUS REVOLUTION”, Roman National Museum at Palazzo Massimo, 9 am – 7.45 pm (Mon closed).
The two observe Augustus’ age under different perspectives. “Keys to Rome” is part of a European joint project involving the cities of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Alexandria (Egypt) as well: four different museums in fours different spots of the former Roman Empire to highlight four different aspects of the Roman world.
The latter analyzes one of the most significant reforms by August in Roman society: the introduction of new festivities and anniversaries in the calendar, showing us like time calculation could be used as a tool for propaganda.
Both the exhibits make use of highly refined technologies to guarantee visitors’ immersion into Augustus’ 2000 years old world.
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LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGO MUNDI

LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGO MUNDI

An off the tracks exhibition is hosted until 11 January 2015 in Rome. “Imago Mundi”, conceived and sponsored by Luciano Benetton, the world renowned dress designer.
The visitor is actually offered more than traditional art works on display, as “Imago Mundi” is a full developed concept, a vision. Being an art lover, Benetton commissioned and collected a great number of works of art during his travells around the world, all respondent to a couple of requirements: being 10×12 cm in size and being made with non-profit intents. The aim of such a collection is to create a visual map of humanity, based on the different artistic ways it can be expressed through. Besides, the project is thought to provide the emerging artists with a platform for visibility.
Rome’s hosts at present the works from Africa: 2000 young artists from 16 countries involved.
“Imago Mundi” is at Carlo Bilotti Museum, inside Villa Borghese (metro line A: Flaminio stop). No admission fee is requested.
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ITALY AND FASHION DESIGN: FROM SHOPS TO MUSEUMS!

ITALY AND FASHION DESIGN: FROM SHOPS TO MUSEUMS!

To the art of dress design is dedicated the exhibition just launched at MAXXI Museum of Rome: until 3 May 2015, 80 high fashion garments belonging to the the period 1945-1968, coupled with Bulgari pieces of jewelry, will be on display.
Issued by the genius of Valentino, Sorelle Fontana, Balestra, Capucci, Jole Veneziani and many more, these items of clothing guide the visitors through the early stages of what is still known today as the Italian excellence in fashion design.
Venue: MAXXI Museum, via Guido Reni 4a.
Timing: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11am-7pm. Sat 11am-10pm. Mon closed.
MAXXI is part of the Roma Pass network: contact Hotelrome.net for more info on tickets and accommodations in Rome!

NIGHT OPENINGS & CONCERTS AT ROME’S MUSEUMS ON THE WEEKEND

NIGHT OPENINGS & CONCERTS AT ROME’S MUSEUMS ON THE WEEKEND

On 6-7-8 December 2014 Rome’s museums will ensure special surprises even to those who are less keen to visit them. For three days all city museums will be protagonists of exciting events, which we have shortlisted for you just below:
Saturday 6 December: “Music at the Museums”. Dance & music performances all night long (from8pm to 2am) at Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, MACRO, MACRO Testaccio, Mercati di Traiano, Castel Sant’Angelo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Scuderie del Quirinale and many more. Admission will be free (to both the event & the museum collection), or alternatively €1 will be requested as symbolic donation.
Sunday 7 December: “National Archaeology Day”. Depositories & other sections normally closed will be open and shown through guided tours.
This day no admssion fee at State Museums (while free entrance at City Museums will be riserved to residents only).
Monday 8 December: special opening of all City Museums which are normally closed on Mondays.
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”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME”: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO LATEST EXHIBIT

”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME”: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO LATEST EXHIBIT

The current exhibit at Castel Sant’Angelo is entirely dedicated to the Popes who – between ‘500 and ‘600 – made of Rome the capital of Christian world throughout sponsoring works of art: that was the time indeed when art started to be considered as a precious vehicle to spread Christian religion. All major artists gathered in the Eternal City to beautify it with paintings and sculptures which we can admire till today. Many of them are now on display in the Popes’ fortress on the Tiber river: works by Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pietro da Cortona, just to name a few.
Castel Sant’Angelo Museum is open Tue – Sun from 9am to 7pm. The exhibit has been extended to 11 January 2015. Contact http://www.hotelrome.net/ to get more information on the exhibit and to find the most suitable accommodation to you!

TUTANKHAMON AT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF ROME

TUTANKHAMON AT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF ROME

”The Mysterious Discovery of Tutankhamon’s Tomb”: with this exciting exhibition the Egytpian Academy of Rome presents to public her just renewed Egyptian Museum, which current set-up follows indeed a two-years restoration.
On show in the brand-new Museum’s premises 30 pieces discovered inside the tomb of the world-renowned Pharaoh Tutankhamon, allegedly died at the age of 19 in mysterious circumstances. He governed between 1333 and 1323 BC, and his luxurious grave was brought to light by British archaeologists in 1922.
Those hosted in the Egyptian Museum of Rome are in fact replicas of the 30 original pieces collected at Cairo’s museum: because of this, the present exhibit offers a unique chance to admire the most famous works of art of Egyptian culture (including Tutankhamon’s golden mask, sarcophagus, war chariots and funerary vases) without travelling so far.
The Egyptian Academy and Museum are located next to Villa Borghese: contact us for more info and strategically placed accommodations!