Events in Rome

Eventi a Roma

Impressionisti e moderni. Capolavori dalla Phillips Collection di Washington 1

Rome Palazzo delle Esposizioni from 16 October 2015 till 14 February 2016 Impressionist and Modern. Masterworks from The Phillips Collection presents sixty-two paintings from America’s first museum of modern art. A treasured Washington, D.C. institution opened to the public in 1921, The Phillips Collection was conceived by its founder, Duncan Phillips, as “an intimate museum combined with an experiment station” in the nation’s capital where the art of one’s time would be exhibited in the company of well-known masterpieces. The Phillips Collection is recognized around the world today for its premiere collection of modern and contemporary art. As it approaches its centenary, the Phillips has organized a landmark traveling exhibition from its rich holdings to be presented for the first time in the Italian capital. This oustanding exhibition of European and American painting is arranged chronologically, its macro-sections reflecting all of the major cultural trends that crossed the 19th and the 20th centuries up to World War II. The exhibition begins with the works of the major early 19th century artists who revolutionised European painting, from Goya and Ingres to Delacroix, Courbet and Manet, in close dialogue with the great French impressionist masters as Van Gogh Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Sisley. Central to the exhibition are modern masters who have shaped the artistic vision of the 20th century, including Bonnard, Braque, Gris, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Soutine, and Vuillard, along with the Americans Arthur Dove and Georgia O’Keeffe. Seminal works from the postwar period in the mid-20th century by American and European artists such as de Staël, Diebenkorn, Gottlieb, Guston, and Rothko, create an entirely new and robust experience for the visitor. The Phillips Collection is substantially different from other institutions that were established between the wars in the last century as its founder was interested in the connections between works of art of the past and the present. Willing to support young artists of diverse aesthetic temperament, Phillips acquired works based on their merits, not because they illustrated schools of thoughts, were faddish, or were by famous names. As Phillips wrote in 1954 for a new generation: “Centuries and nationalities are mixed in our Gallery so that old and modern paintings can be brought together to be relevant and significant in some new context, some new contrast or analogy.” Impressionist and Modern. Masterworks from The Phillips Collection not only brings together the work of modernism’s greatest masters, but demonstrates “that art is a universal language” meant to be shared and enjoyed by audiences everywhere.

The art of the Brick 1

Rome " SET " via Tirso 14 from 28 October 2015 till 14 February 2016 The LEGO brick is located halfway between being an object modern and vintage at the same time, never out of fashion and always current. There is nothing more difficult than to resist the color and shape of a pile of LEGO in front of us! The Art of the Brick puts creativity and play in the center of the exhibition. It start admiring the imagination and the skill of the artist who can draw us up to stimulate the creativity of all. The works on display are a small part of all that each of us, with their imagination, can experience thanks to LEGO bricks. This ability to charm, the work of Nathan Sawaya has been appreciated all over the world beyond any cultural barrier.


Roma Chiostro del Bramante dal 26/09/2015 al 21/02/2016 Per la prima volta in Italia, l’attesissima mostra sul grande pittore francese James Tissot (Nantes, 1836 - Buillon 1902). Le sue opere si potranno finalmente ammirare al Chiostro del Bramante di Roma (26 settembre 2015 - 21 febbraio 2016) dopo le importanti esposizioni dedicategli in tutto il mondo come James Tissot al Petit Palais (Parigi - 1985), Victorian Life Modern Love (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven Connecticut - Musée du Québec, Québec City, Canada - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, tra il 1999 e il 2000), James Tissot et ses Maîtres a Nantes presso il Musée des Beaux-arts (2005) e infine la mostra The Life of Christ del Brooklyn Museum of Art (2009).

Raffaello and Parmigiano and Barocci

Rome Museum Capitolini Raffaello and Parmigiano and Barocci from 02/10/2015 till 10/01/2016 The exhibition compares the art of Francesco Mazzola, known as inplaces, Francesco Mazzola known as Parmigianino and Federico Barocci, two artists who lived at different times, with the work of Raphael. On display are paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints revealing a common thread between the three masters, each of whom shake the history of art during the Renaissance and Mannerism eras.


Scuderie del Quirinale / Villa Medici, Rome 24 October 2015 - 31 January 2016 Kunstforum Wien, Vienna February 2016 - June 2016 With a major monographic exhibition split between two exhibition centres, Rome is getting set to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Balthasar Klossowski de Role, known as Balthus (1908–2001), one of the most original and enigmatic masters of the 20th century, whose relationship with the Eternal City was a crucial element in the formation of his art. Approximately two hundred works of art, among paintings, drawings and photographs, from some of the leading museums and most prestigious private collections in Europe and the United States, offer the visitor a fascinating opportunity to explore Balthus' art in two different venues: at the Scuderie del Quirinale with a complete retrospective built around his best-known masterpieces; and at the Villa Medici with an exhibition that, through the works realized during his roman stay, highlights in-depth analysis of his working method, his creative process, his use of models, his techniques, his recourse to photography.