4 Feb-18 March. Wanted in Rome’s guide to the best places to watch the Six Nations rugby matches. Wanted in Rome highlights some of the best bars in the city to watch the upcoming Six Nations annual rugby union championship which is contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. During the 18th edition
9-11 Jan. English language cinema in Rome. When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. Directed by Justin Kurzel, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons. 22.00
10 Jan. Catherine Fletcher of Swansea University will discuss Rai Uno’s hugely successful new show I Medici (Medici: Masters of Florence) at the British School at Rome on Tuesday 10 January, from 18.00-19.30. Fletcher will explore the show’s depiction of the Medici family and the debate it has prompted about the relationship between historical fact and
4 Nov-5 March. The ILEX Gallery at 10b Photography displays more than 30 silver gelatine prints by the American street photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009). The title of the exhibition is a reference to the U2 song Where the Streets Have No Name, which rails against a divisive society where a person’s life and achievements are
5-11 Jan. English language cinema in Rome. The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Directed by Gareth Edwards, starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk and Forest Whitaker. 15.30, 20.10
5-11 Jan. English language cinema in Rome. When a spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet encounters a malfunction in its sleep chambers two passengers are awakened 90 years early. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen. 15.45, 18:00, 20.20, 22.30
16 Dec-2 April. The third installment in the exhibition cycle Conversation Piece which charts the presence of Italian and foreign artists currently living in Rome, or with a particular attachment to the city, focusing on the artistic contribution made by the city’s foreign academies and cultural institutes. As with previous editions, the artists have been
21 Dec-26 March. Rome’s municipal modern art gallery on Via Francesco Crispi presents an exhibition showing the art of Giovanni Prini (1877-1958). The exhibition features sculpture, paintings, drawings, ceramics, furniture and toys.
6 Dec-26 Feb. Palazzo Quirinale hosts an exhibition celebrating the long history of relations between China and the west, and Italy in particular. Featuring silks, ceramics, precious metals, gems and antique maps, the exhibition is dedicated to the overlapping cultures and religions of countries in the Middle and Far East located along the ancient caravan
17 Dec-17 April. Celebrated British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor returns to exhibit in Rome after more than a decade. Considered one of the most significant artists on the contemporary international art scene, Kapoor won the Turner Prize in 1991, and in 2013 received a knighthood for services to visual arts. The exhibition, featuring large-scale works, is
13 Dec-11 Feb. The Gallery Apart presents a new series of works by young Korean artist Sinae Yoo whose style incorporates elements of pop culture and historical motifs. Curated by Domenico de Chirico, the exhibition features a video accompanied by its soundtrack, alongside installations, drawings and ceramics.
16 Dec-12 March. Exhibition highlighting the 200th anniversary of the 1816 repatriation of Italian cultural heritage looted by Napoleon in 1796. The exhibition displays a range of Italian masterpieces of art and archaeology that were plundered from Italy, including works by Carracci, Guercino, Reni and Vecellio.
30 Nov-12 March. The Casa di Goethe presents Costellazioni 1, the first in a series of three annual exhibitions highlighting stories and treasures rediscovered recently by Germans in Rome. The exhibition focuses on how German scholars have stumbled upon lost antiques and mastepieces hidden among the bric-a-brac in the city’s market stalls during 2016. On
8 Dec-26 Feb. The Belgian Academy has organised an exhibition entitled Alla Luce di Roma: I disegni scenografici di scultori fiamminghi e il barocco romano, which takes place at the Istituto centrale per la grafica. The exhibition comprises 17th- and 18th-century drawings and prints from public and private collections of the major cultural institutions in
15-17 Dec. Sir Antonio Pappano, artistic director of the Accademia di S. Cecilia conducts violinist Janine Jansen performing music by Ravel, Bernstein, and Sibelius. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Via Pietro De Coubertin 30, www.santacecilia.it.
24 Nov-17 April. More than 200 photographs, contact sheets and vintage prints from the archive of Letizia Battaglia, known to many as the “Photographer of the Mafia.” The exhibition, which testifies to “40 years of Italian life and society” according to MAXXI, also includes magazines, publications, interviews and film footage relating to the celebrated Italian
11 Dec-5 March. The subtitle of this concert is Da Scott Joplin to Keith Jarrett. The first in this four-part series of talks and concerts is on 11 Dec on the theme Dal Ragtime di Texarkana al Jazz di New Orleans with Alberico Di Meo at the piano. This will be followed by two concerts
15 Dec-30 April. Palazzo Braschi presents works from the original collection of 20th-century Italian writer, intellectual and art collector Paola Masino. The works, which are now part of the Museo di Roma collection, are shown together in public for the first time. On display are paintings by important Italian artists such as Accardi, Burri, Carrà,
8 Dec-29 Jan. A giant Lego city comes to the former barracks building in Rome’s Flaminio district. The City Booming project comprises seven million blocks and, in addition to buildings, it features all aspects of urban life from public transport and construction sites to theatres and amusement parks. For details including prices and opening times
14 Dec-15 Jan. Italian adaptation of the smash-hit musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, directed by Massimo Romeo Piparo. The story focuses on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón, from her early days to her rise to power and her eventual death. The
7 Dec 2016-31 Dec 2017. The MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome and the Milan Triennale have launched a ticket that allows entry into both cultural institutions. The €15 joint ticket, which lasts until 31 December 2017, is part of a combined effort to promote contemporary culture in Italy. Tickets can
7 Dec-22 Jan. The exhibition L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI features over 50 works from the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków. Work by Polish artists such as Paweł Althamer, Zbigniew Libera and Wilhelm Sasnal are displayed alongside pieces by foreign artists that are part of the MOCAK collection. The Museum of Contemporary Art
24 Nov-26 Feb. The Vatican Museums host an exhibition of works by Dutch master Rembrandt (1606-1669). On display are 55 engravings and two oil paintings from the Zorn Museum in Mora, Sweden, and the Kremer Collection in the Netherlands. The exhibition, which was opened by Queen Silvia of Sweden, is held in collaboration with the
30 Nov-8 May. Major exhibition dedicated to the Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c.1656), today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. The exhibition spans from 1610 to 1652, examining Gentileschi’s career in Florence, Rome, Venice and finally Naples where she worked until her death. There
30 Nov-10 Jan. Galleria Mucciaccia presents Attraverso l’evento, an exhibition by important Rome artist Giosetta Fioroni. The exhibition comprises 40 works by Fioroni, including her trademark aluminium enamel paintings, created between 1964 and the present day.
28 Nov-28 Jan. The Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by the Greek artist Panos Tsagaris. The 12 pieces on display include canvas and works on paper, inspired by contemporary society and drawing on themes such as spirituality, mystical tradition, the occult and alchemy.
25 Nov-13 Jan. The Hungarian Academy of Rome stages Oltre Roma, an exhibition featuring more than 60 works by 22 artists from Hungary, Italy, Germany, Denmark and Poland. Curated by Sabino Frassà, the exhibition is centred around how contemporary art can help Europe to forge a European identity, beyond frontiers. For exhibition details see academy website, and
24 Nov-14 Jan. The MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea presents Eden, the gallery’s second exhibition by celebrated Italian artist Isabella Ducrot, following her 2014 show Interno giorno. Curated by Daina Maja Titonel, the exhibition comprises Ducrot’s new collection of 11 works which use paper both as an artistic medium and as a narrative thread. As Nora
16 Nov-12 March. Exhibition examining the origins of Italian still life in a Roman context at the turn of the 17th century. The exhibition features still life works by the so-called Maestro di Hartford, a mysterious artist whose paintings – according to some theories – are believed to be the work of a young Caravaggio.
18 Nov-26 Feb. Exhibition showcasing the cultural and social life of Rome’s Trastevere district, including the memories of local residents, artists and traders, as well as their houses, studios and restaurants, collected in a video documentary. In addition the exhibition examines how recent cultural activities have reanimated the Trastevere neighbourhood, from the Ragazzi del Cinema
1 Nov-1 March. The Galleria Nazionale is holding an online beauty contest based on 70 portraits in its collection, 35 women and 35 men. Directed by the artist Paco Cao, the competition involves the pre-selection of 18 portraits from each category between now and January, with the shortlisted candidates then vying for the Miss and
9 Nov-26 Feb. The MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo presents an exhibition highlighting the importance of house design in Japan, showing the work of celebrated architects such as Kenzo Tange, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and Shigeru Ban alongside their lesser-known contemporaries and a younger generation of Japanese architects. The exhibition presents the essential elements
15 Sept-15 Jan. This exhibition retraces the history behind the celebrated ancient sculpture depicting Antinous, the Bithynian Greek youth and lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian. The exhibition reconstructs the original bust of Antinoo, who was deified after his death, using fragments from the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and Palazzo Altemps.
28 Oct-29 Jan. Exhibition tracing the cinematographic history of the Star Wars universe and its characters which have captivated three generations of fans. There are more than 1000 pieces on display in the Guerre Stellari. Play! show which features models, toys, costumes, action figures and vintage prints. The Vittoriano also hosts an Edward Hopper exhibition.
16 Oct-29 Jan. Exhibition dedicated to the Italian painter and sculptor Arturo Dazzi, on the 50th anniversary of his death. The exhibition features around 65 paintings and sculptures on display, from public and private collections, dating mainly from between 1914 and 1935.
21 Oct-10 May. MACRO shows a series of works with political and social themes. The display spans from the 1930s, with the celebrated demolition paintings by Roman artist Mario Mafai, to more recent works examining contemporary socio-political events. Part of a cycle of exhibitions from the permanent collection of MACRO.
30 Sept-29 Jan. The 15th edition of the Premio MAXXI, an award created to nurture the development of young Italian art, features installations by four finalists: Riccardo Arena, Ludovica Carbotta, Adelita Husni-Bey and ZAPRUDER filmmakergroup. For full details see MAXXI website.
16 Sept-5 March. 40 monumental sculptures by Mexican artist Gustav Aceves can be admired at outdoor archaeological sites in Rome including Trajan’s Markets, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Arch of Constantine. The travelling public sculpture installation is dedicated to migration, and comprises fragmented or cracked statues of horses and human skulls, made from bronze,
14 Oct-15 Jan. To celebrate its 350th anniversary the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici presents the exhibition 350 Years of Creativity: The Artists of the French Academy in Rome from Louis XIV to the Present. The exhibition highlights the creative output of the academy’s artists, from residents to directors, during their time in Rome.
11 Oct-15 April. The inauguration of the exhibition Time is Out of Joint coincides with the completed refurbishment and reorganisation at Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. The reordering of the gallery spaces began in June at the behest of the new director Cristiana Collu, who took up her post last year. Taking its title
14 Oct-19 Feb. An exhibition featuring more than 170 photographs accompanied by a significant selection of prints, sculptures and paintings from the Musée national Picasso-Paris, illustrates the professional and private life of Pablo Picasso. The exhibition is divided into various sections examining the artist’s relationship with photography, from his early artistic experiments and subsequent collaboration with
Love meets social media in this dynamic exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante, from 29 September-19 February. Review by Andy Devane. 29 Sept-5 March. Rome’s Chiostro di Bramante celebrates its 20th anniversary with LOVE. L’arte contemporanea incontra l’amore, a major exhibition dedicated to contemporary art and the multiple interpretations of the universally popular theme of love. The
30 Sept-15 Jan. The Baths of Diocletian hosts a retrospective dedicated to Jean Arp (1887-1966), 50 years after the death of the important avant-garde German-French artist who was among the founders of the Dada movement a century ago. The exhibition also features works by Arp’s wife Sophie Taeuber-Arp, highlighting an extraordinary 30-year artistic partnership.
1 Oct-12 Feb. The Vittoriano presents an exhibition dedicated to the celebrated American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) whose paintings provided anecdotal insights into the day-to-day banality of American culture. The show spans Hopper’s entire career, from early Parisian watercolours to later urban scenes of New York, focusing on his techniques and draftsmanship. The 60 works on
11 Nov-29 Jan. The Vittoriano presents some 100 works by Swiss-Italian painter Antonio Ligabue (1899-1965), one of the most important Naïve artists of the 20th century. Highlights include oil paintings Carrozza con cavalli e paesaggio svizzero, Tavolo con vaso di fiori and Gorilla con donna, all of which were painted in the mid 1950s. The
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