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Events and shows in Rome
Reopening of Rome's museums
After the lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, museums and libraries also gradually reopen in Rome.
From Tuesday 19 May reopen: the Borghese Gallery, the Capitoline Museums, the Museum of Rome at Palazzo Braschi and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. The Capitoline Museums will be open, by reservation, until 21 only for holders of the MIC Card, then from 22 will open its rooms to all visitors.
Twelve libraries will reopen on May 26th: Archipelago, Basaglia, Collina della Pace, Cornelia, Flaiano, Flaminia, Marconi, Morante, Nicolini, Pasolini, Raffaello, Vaccheria Nardi. They will initially open three days a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays (10-18) and Saturdays (10-14) and gradually the whole network arires.
On June 2 then all the other museums will open: Ara Pacis, Markets of Trajan, Imperial Forums, Centrale Montemartini, Museum of Rome in Trastevere, Gallery of Modern Art, Museums of Villa Torlonia, Civic Museum of Zoology, Bilotti Museum, Barracco Museum, Napoleonic Museum, Canonical Museum, Museum of the Roman Republic, Casal de "Pazzi, Museum of the Walls and on 2 June the Capitoline Historical Archive will also open.


Canova. Eternal beauty Until to June 21th 2020, Museum of Rome - Palazzo Braschi, Piazza di S. Pantaleo, 10
An exhibition-event focused on the link between Antonio Canova and the city of Rome, with over 170 works and prestigious loans from major Italian and foreign museums and collections. In a spectacular play of light and shadow, between elegant movements and apparitions of mythical divinities, the Capitoline exhibition will tell Canovian art in 13 sections and the context that the sculptor found when he arrived in Rome in 1779.
Hours : 10am - 7pm (From Tuesday to Sunday)
Prices : € 17


Virtual tour in the museums of Rome
These days with closed museums and people at home, the best way to admire the works of art in museums is to do it online through virtual tours.
The Civic Museums of Rome offer, for this purpose, a digital journey through five of the most important museums where you can make a full-screen visit of the rooms and masterpieces on display:

  • Mercati di Traiano - Museum of the Imperial Forums
  • Musei Capitolini
  • Ara Pacis Museum
  • Museio Napoleonico
  • Casino Nobile dei Musei di Villa Torlonia


    Once upon a time there was Sergio Leone Until August 30th, 2020, Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of via Tomacelli)
    Thanks to the precious archival materials of the Leone family and Unidis Jolly Film, visitors will enter Sergio"s studio, where ideas for his cinema were born, with his personal memorabilia and his library, and then immerse himself in his films through models , sets, sketches, costumes, props, unforgettable sequences and a constellation of magnificent photographs.
    Following these tracks, the exhibition C"era una volta Sergio Leone will therefore be divided into several sections: Citizen of cinema, The sources of the imaginary, Laboratorio Leone, Once upon a time in America, Leningrad and beyond, dedicated to the latest project unfinished, The Leo legacy
    Hours : Every day 9.30-19.30 (the ticket office closes an hour earlier)
    Tickets : Full € 10.50, Reduced € 8.50, free with the MIC Card


    Gio Ponti. Love architecture From 22th May to 27th September 2020, MAXXI, Via Guido Reni, 4A
    Forty years after his death, MAXXI dedicates a large retrospective to him that studies and communicates the multifaceted activity, starting from the story of his architecture, from the design of everyday objects to the invention of spatial solutions for the home modern, to the realization of complex projects in the urban context, such as the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan or the cathedral of Taranto, Ponti"s design is characterized precisely by the casual passage of scale in scale. On display, archival materials, models, photographs, books, magazines, and objects that allow you to discover an excellent protagonist of Italian architecture production, whose work has left important traces on different continents.
    Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)
    11:00-19:00 (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)
    Prices: 16.50 € (full price) 13.50 € (reduced group min 15 people)


    Raffaello Until August 30th, Scuderie del Quirinale, Via Ventiquattro Maggio, 16
    A large monographic exhibition, with over two hundred masterpieces among paintings, drawings and comparison works, dedicated to Raffaello Sanzio, superstar of the Renaissance.
    Over 100, including paintings and drawings, for a collection of urban creations never seen in the world in such large numbers all together.
    Hours: Every day 9.00-22, last admission 20.30
    Tickets: Full € 15.00, reduced € 13.00


    In this video a virtual walk in the exhibition


    Orazio Borgianni. A restless genius in Caravaggio"s Rome Until 30 October 2020, Palazzo Barberini, via delle Quattro Fontane, 13
    The first monographic exhibition dedicated to Orazio Borgianni (Rome, 1574 - 1616).
    The first part will exhibit 18 autographed works that outline the historical-artistic story of Borgianni giving an exhaustive portrait of his activity in Rome while the second section, with 17 works on display, concerns that group of great painters with whom the influence of Borgianni was significant and sometimes decisive. Among these Carlo Saraceni, Antiveduto Gramatica, Giovanni Lanfranco, Simon Vouet, Giovanni Serodine.


    GABRIELE BASILICO - METROPOLI Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194
    Dedicated to one of the major protagonists of Italian and international photography, the exhibition focuses on the theme of the city with over 250 works in different formats, dating from the seventies to the 2000s, comparing the works created in the numerous portrayed cities, including Beirut , Milan, Rome, Palermo, Naples, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, London, Boston, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, New York, Shanghai, combined according to analogies and differences , assonances and dissonances, different points of view in the way of interpreting and relating the built space.
    Online guided tour
    Factory Portraits
    Sections of the Italian landscape


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