Organizing a day dedicated to art in the city of Rome will certainly be an unforgettable experience, both for a native Roman as well as for tourists. Most of the great galleries and museums are located in the historic city center, which shows off its history and beauty on every street corner. In fact, part of the pleasure lies in getting to the exhibition. Perhaps you’ll want to go on foot while getting lost amongst the ancient streets that cross the chicest neighborhoods, in the shadow of monuments and walls that tell a glorious past and offer their own guided tour. Rome, like Venice, Florence, and other Italian cities of art, is first and foremost an open-air museum. For those who want to experience Rome’s culture indoors, however, we would like to highlight the following exhibitions that are open until the end of 2018.
ANDY WARHOL (October 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019) - Complesso del Vittoriano
At the Vittoriano museum, located just below the Altare della Patria, the Andy Warhol exhibition, the father of Pop-Art, will be held all winter. On display are over 170 works that remember the life of one of the most important artists in contemporary history, whose revolutionary ways and stylistic elements presented new ways to create and communicate.
The cost of the full ticket is €13 (excluding pre-sale), even if reductions are foreseen. Visiting hours are from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 19:30, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 to 22:00, and Sunday from 9:30 to 20:30.
POLLOCK AND THE NEW YORK SCHOOL (October 10, 2018 - February 24, 2019) - Complesso del Vittoriano
Photo by Rhododendrites
Also at the Vittoriano, together with the Andy Warhol exhibition, you will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition dedicated to Jackson Pollock, a nonconformist painter par excellence who was able to rewrite history and transform his paintings into action. This action was an integral part of the work itself and Pollock frequently invited guests when he was creating. Together with Pollock, you will find other irascible painters who were protagonists in New York during an intense period of artistic and cultural renewal in the sixties.
The cost of the full ticket is €15 (excluding pre-sale), even if reductions are foreseen. The visiting hours are from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 19:30, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 to 22:00, and Sunday from 9:30 to 20:30.
PAOLO PELLEGRIN (November 7, 2018 - March 10, 2019) - Maxxi
Photo by RenataKB
At Maxxi in Rome, photography is celebrated with an interesting exhibition featuring Paolo Pellegrin, one of the Italian photographers who in recent years has told the stories of humanitarian emergencies, war, and poetry of the world through his copyrighted shots. There are more than 150 photographs on display, taken from years at the Magnum agency and from the award winning works at the World Press Photo Awards.
The ticket price is around €10, depending on the day and promotion in progress so it’s best to visit the official website. The visiting hours are from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 11:00 to 22:00, and Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00.
ZEROCALCARE - DRAINING TRENCHES AND FEEDING CROCODILES (November 10, 2018 - March 10, 2019) - Maxxi
Photo by Nicholas Gemini
Also at the Maxxi, near the Flaminio area, there is an exhibition dedicated to the brilliant cartoonist and illustrator Zerocalcare, a true phenomenon of the Italian underground scene. He is a spokesman of the nineties’ generation with his anthropomorphic characters through which he tells of and teases about modern time, in all its contradictions.
The schedules and information relating to the exhibition are the same as the Paolo Pellegrin exhibition.
PIERO TOSI - EXERCISES ON BEAUTY (October 16, 2018 - January 20, 2019) - Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
At the Palazzo delle Esposizioni there will be an exhibition on Piero Tosi, perhaps the most important Italian costume designer in the history of cinema, awarded in 2013 with an Oscar for his work on “Gattopardo” and other films by Luchino Visconti. Tosi, who today teaches at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, shows off the creations of his most talented students to underline his teaching and to show that he has educated, inspired, and conditioned all the new schools of cinema that gravitate around the most ancient and authoritative Italian film school.
The full ticket costs €12.50 and reductions are foreseen. The visiting hours are on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 - 20:00. On Friday and Saturday from 10:00 - 22:30.
PIXAR - 30 YEARS OF ANIMATION (October 9, 2018 - January 20, 2019) - Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Photo by Gary King
Simultaneously with the exhibition by Piero Tosi there is another one dedicated to the work of Pixar Film Studios, which in the last years has amused an audience of both adults and children with animation masterpieces such as “Up,” “Toy Story,” and “Ratatouille.” On display there are over 400 works including drawings, sketches, and storyboards to demonstrate the various stages in which the Pixar creations come to life up to when they become the computerized form that we all know and love.
The hours and costs are the same as the Piero Tosi exhibition, identical to all the various proposals within Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
OVID (until January 20, 2019) - Scuderie del Quirinale
This exhibition is a leap back in time, dedicated to lovers of classical art and lovers in general: the best kind of audience for the Latin poet Ovidio, who has written so many verses talking about the art of loving in Roman times. Through the author’s poems you will be able to rebuild a path to Rome at that time, experience the lifestyle, and note that, beyond technology, there are not many differences to present day. Love binds us to our predecessors of two thousand years ago. More than 200 works including frescoes and ancient artifacts are on display.
The full ticket costs €15 euros and reductions are foreseen. The opening hours are from Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 20:00, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 22:30.
PICASSO AS A SCULPTOR (until February 3, 2019) - Galleria Borghese
Everyone knows Pablo Picasso as a painter, the extraordinary genius and one of the few artists to accumulate a huge fortune already in his own lifetime and not only posthumously, like many of his predecessors (ex. Van Gogh). Few, however, know about his sculptures which which are on display at the Galleria Borghese in Rome, right in the center of the park with the same name. On display, there are about 50 works that return to Picasso’s work based on modern reinterpretation of classical forms.
The exhibitions is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 to 19:00, with last admission at 17:00 and a ticket price of €18 euros excluding pre-sale.
The list of exhibitions is constantly being updated. Come back to visit us for updates on the exhibitions in Rome until the end of 2018.