Events in Rome

Eventi a Roma

Jean Michel Basquiat. New York City 2017

Rome " Chiostro del Bramante" From 24 March till 30 June 2017 The Chiostro del Bramante in Rome pays tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) – an iconic and controversial figure in New York culture throughout the 1980s – in an extensive exhibition that includes some of his most important works from the Mugrabi Collection. JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT. New York City (Works from Mugrabi Collection) The Chiostro del Bramante is a space that has no temporal, stylistic or cultural walls. Ranging from antique art to the latest and most forward-looking artistic expressions, it is one of the most important Italian and international museums. Its last exhibition, ‘Love, Contemporary Art Meets Amour’, attracted over 150,000 mainly very young visitors. Now, from 24 March to 2 July 2017 30 July 2017, the Chiostro presents an impressive exhibition of the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat chosen from the Mugrabi Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary art. There are about 100 works in the Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition: acrylics and oils, drawings, important collaborative works with Andy Warhol, silkscreen prints and ceramics produced between 1981 and 1987, a period of time in which almost all of Basquiat’s turbulent and anguished life and career unfolded. Basquiat played an emblematic role in the New York art scene during the 1980s, and he quickly became one of the most popular artists of our times. Almost thirty years after his death in August 1988, his works and his artistic language continue to fascinate the public all over the world. “Dad, one day I will become very, very famous”. Basquiat possessed this “urgency” to make a sign, a gesture, a color, this insuppressible need to draw, to paint, to be an artist. In the early part of his career it was the walls of New York City itself that were the “canvas” on which he recorded the distinctive and indelible features of his art, walls deliberately and artfully chosen in the proximity of the best known galleries.

Monet 2017

Rome "Complesso del Vittoriano" from 19 October 2017 till 19 October 2017 The exhibition, curated by Marianne Mathieu, presents about sixty works by the father of Impressionism, coming from the Musée Marmottan Monet - which in 2016 celebrated the 80th anniversary of his life - testimony of his artistic journey, but above all of the artist himself. It is in fact the works that Monet kept in his last residence of Giverny and that his son Michel gave to the museum. From the very first works, the famous caricatures of the late 1950's, through the rural and urban landscapes of London, Paris, Vétheuil, Pourville, portraits of children, the canvases dedicated to the loveliest flowers of his garden (roses, witches, Agapants) to the disturbing modernity of weeping willows, avenue of roses or japanese bridge, to get to the monumental Ninfee and Glicini, the exhibition will realize the many facets of his work, returning Monet's artistic wealth.

85° Piazza di Siena

Rome Piazza di Siena from 24 May till 28 May 2018 Piazza di Siena takes its name from the city of origin of one of the most ancient and noble families of Rome: the Borghese. At the end of 16th century, Prince Marcantonio Borghese commissioned to architects Mario and Antonio Asprucci a new space, able to recall the places he beloved. His desire, in fact, was to bring, in the city of Rome, the traditional popular celebrations atmosphere they enjoyed, since the Middle Ages, in Tuscany. Unfortunately Prince Marcantonio died before he could see it. Piazza di Siena’s debut in equestrian competitions was in 1922, but only in 1926 the International Equestrian Federation included the Roman competition in the international agenda and the official numeration of the CSIO of Rome began. After three editions in a different location, in 1929 the horse show returned in Piazza di Siena. Some of the most relevant episodes of Italian riding took place in this public park, which is considered the biggest and more elegant of Rome: unforgettable challenges between extraordinary protagonists such as Bettoni, D’Inzeo or Graziano Mancinelli and other flagmen of this noble sport. The appointment with the horse show was suspended only from 1941 to 1946, during the second world war. In 1960, while Piazza di Siena hosted the competitions of the Olympic Games of Rome, the C.S.I.O. moved to Turin. In 1998, instead, the International Official Horse Show left place to the World Equestrian Games performed in the Flaminio Stadium. But in 2000, Piazza di Siena had its reprisal hosting two CSIO, in May and in October, when it witnessed the final of the Super Samsung League. In 2003 the International Show Jumping of Piazza Siena joined the eight best international show jumping of the Top League and from 2013 of the Division 1 of the FEI Nations Cup Series.

Botero's exhibition

The exhibition Giovanni Boldini, from 4 March to 16 July at the Complesso del Vittoriano - Ala Brasini, in Rome, is one of the most comprehensive and spectacular retrospectives to be held in recent years. It features the most representative oils and pastels in Boldini's oeuvre and works by other artists who were his contemporaries, as well as a small selection of drawings on paper and engravings. The show reconstructs step by step the outstanding career of this great Italo-French artist, who was not only one of the protagonists of that exceptional period and the brilliant anticipator of 20th-century modernity, but superbly conveyed and exalted female beauty in his works, revealing the innermost mysterious soul of the noble ladies of the period, whom he regarded as "fragile icons". The exhibition comprises about of approximately 160 works – some of which have been rarely seen in public before such as The Red Curtain (1904), Lady Reading (1875), Portrait of a Lady in White with Gloves and Fan (1889), Dark-Haired Lady in an Evening Gown (c. 1892), Portrait of Madame G. Blumenthal (1896) – from major private collections and museums throughout the world, including the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, the Uffizi in Florence and last but not least the Museo Giovanni Boldini in Ferrara, which has the most important public collection of the master's works. The large canvas depicting Portrait of Donna Franca Florio (1901–1924) the masterpiece that has become the symbol of the Belle Époque and the happy Palermo of the day is also on display.

The Rose Garden

The gates to one of Rome’s most romantic gardens are open in spring at the foot of the Aventino Hill. In May, 1,100 rose varieties triumphantly blossom in innumerable colours and scents, adding their magic to an already very special park. These exceptionally beautiful grounds in fact also offer us a chance to forget the noise of the city traffic for one moment and enjoy a wonderful view onto the Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) and the Palatine Hill. N.B. The rose garden is only open during a some spring months when the roses are obviously in flower

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