Events in Rome

Eventi a Roma

The enigma of the real

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Galleria Corsini from 10/23/2019 to 02/02/2020 23 October 2019 - 02 February 2020 The National Galleries of Ancient Art present, from 23 October 2019 to 2 February 2020, at the Galleria Corsini, the exhibition The enigma of the real . Portraits and still lifes from the Poletti Collection and the Barberini National Galleries Corsini, curated by Paola Nicita. The exhibition presents around thirty works that have never been exhibited in Rome from the collection of Geo Poletti, a historian of art, connoisseur, painter and collector, compared to some paintings in the museum and a work from the National Museum in Warsaw. An exhibition strongly desired by the director Flaminia Gennari Santori who underlines: "as for the Mapplethorpe exhibition, also on this occasion we continue to the Galleria Corsini with the exploration of collecting, both as a practice and as a cultural category". In conclusion of the exhibition will be dedicated a study day at Palazzo Corsini to learn more about the paintings on show, to which scholars and sector specialists, national and international, will be invited. For the occasion, a booklet / guide with a text by Paola Nicita will be published. There are also a series of educational activities (guided tours and conferences) aimed at the various publics of the exhibition.

Color of the Etruscans

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Rome 11/07/2019 - 02/02/2020 Centrale Montemartini An extraordinary selection of figurative wall plates and polychrome terracotta molded architectural decorations, originating from the territory of Cerveteri (the ancient city of Caere) and partly unpublished. These are testimonies of fundamental importance for the history of Etruscan painting, recently returned to Italy thanks to the action of contrasting the illegal trafficking of archaeological finds of the Carabinieri and the cultural diplomacy of the Mibac. At the beginning of 2016 the Carabinieri of the Cultural Heritage Protection Unit recovered in Geneva a huge quantity of objects illegally removed from Italy: together with figured vases from Magna Graecia and Roman statues, an extraordinary series of wall plates and architectural fragments were found Etruscans with lively polychromy, shattered in dozens of cases, without any coherent order. A careful study and restoration activity carried out by SABAP on these finds, the result of clandestine excavations and therefore lacking context data, has allowed us to recognize slabs in a large number of fragments, thanks to their technical characteristics and refinement of execution. Etruscan paintings from ancient Cerveteri, known so far only from specimens found in some of the most important Italian and foreign museum collections. This successful restoration of works was followed by the ratification of an important international cultural cooperation agreement signed between the Mibac and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, which led to the return from Denmark to Italy of a substantial series of fragments of Etruscan painted slabs , similar to those found in Geneva. A first phase of study and research conducted on these precious materials, dated between 530 and 480 BC, culminated in an exhibition and an international conference of studies organized by SABAP at the Castle of Santa Severa (Santa Marinella, Rome) in June 2018, which is now followed by the Roman edition of the exhibition, in the prestigious headquarters of the Centrale Montemartini, in a set-up renovated and updated thanks to the presentation of the latest research results. Through the articulated exhibition itinerary, the exhibition aims to offer the public a more comprehensive reading of the recovered Etruscan painted terracottas, divided by themes and types (companies of Hercules and other myths, dance, athletes and warriors; contexts ; the architectural terracottas) and illustrated by precious comparison materials, in many cases unpublished, trying to give back to these fragments, decontextualized from the excavation and from the clandestine trade, a series of precious information that allow them to provide again their invaluable contribution to the knowledge of the history and artistic production of ancient Caere at the height of its cultural splendor. The valuable archaeological comparison materials displayed in the exhibition to accompany and deepen the issues addressed in the various exhibition sections are also in part the result of recoveries made by the Carabinieri, partly of refunds made on the basis of international agreements between the Mibac and prestigious foreign museums. To these materials is added the contribution provided by a precious group of Attic black and red figure vases belonging to the Castellani Collection of the Capitoline Museums, normally not exposed to the public, and chosen by thematic analogy. The exhibition also aims to represent, with a specially dedicated section, the due recognition, in the fiftieth anniversary of its establishment, of the tireless activity carried out by the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, engaged daily in its action to combat the illegal trafficking of works of art of the our country.

Living Dinosaurs Guido Reni

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Rome Guido Reni from 09 October 2019 till 06 January 2020 Living Dinosaurs, the exhibition at Guido Reni | 9 October - 6 January 2020 "Living Dinosaurs, the largest exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs has arrived at the Guido Reni. From 9 October to 6 January 2020 it will be possible to experience an unforgettable prehistoric adventure. In fact, after an extraordinary world tour of great success, Living Dinosaurs, the largest exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs never realized before, arrives in Rome. The exhibition looks at the characteristics of a biopark, for a walk through the different habitats of each dinosaur species, visitors will appreciate the majesty moving these incredible extinct animals. Behind this unique exhibition, there has been a great and meticulous work: the experts have indeed worked to the realization of each dinosaur, paying attention to the smallest details. Illustrated displays, information panels they explain to visitors all about the great giants of prehistory and they do it in a simple language that everyone can use (adults and children) The exhibition is curated by the paleontologist and natural scientist Sebastian Apesteguia.

Bacon & Freud exhibition

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Rome Chiosto del Bramante from 26 September 2019 to 23 February 2019 Bacon, Freud, the London school at the Chiostro del Bramante Two painting giants, Bacon and Freud, for the first time together in an exhibition in Italy. One of the most fascinating, extensive and significant chapters of world art with the London School. An extraordinary city in a revolutionary period. Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, British art in over seven decades (from 1945 to 2004), the spirit of a city on display at the Cloister of Bramante in Rome, curated by Elena Crippa, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate . Thanks to an extraordinary loan from Tate, along with Bacon and Freud, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Paula Rego, artists who marked an era, inspired generations, used painting to tell the story of life. Over 45 works reveal, in a direct and shocking way, the human condition made of fragility, energy, opposites, excesses, evasions, truth, no filter, in a historical moment, ours, so rich in filters. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Tate, London.

Canova

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Rome Palazzo Braschi from 09 October 2019 till 15 March 2020 "Canova. Eternal Beauty", exhibition at Palazzo Braschi "From 9 October 2019 Canova starts. Eternal beauty: an exhibition-event dedicated to Canova's bond with the city of Rome which, between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, was his inexhaustible source of inspiration. A relationship, the one between the sculptor and the city, which emerges in a myriad of unique and unrepeatable aspects.

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