Where to watch the Six Nations in Rome

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 annua...

Collateral Beauty showing in Rome

12-18 Jan. English language cinema in Rome. When a man retreats from life after a tragedy, he questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death, and receives some unexpected answers. Dir...

Sing Street showing in Rome

12-18 Jan. English language cinema in Rome. A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress a mysterious girl. Directed by John Carney,...

Florence Foster Jenkins showing in Rome

12-18 Jan. English language cinema in Rome. The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Directed by...

Vivian Maier: Where Steets Have No Name

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 refer...

Terapia di gruppo at Teatro Vittoria

12-29 Jan. Terapia di gruppo, directed by Stefano Messina, is based on the play Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang. A farcical and complex comedy about couple Prudence and Bruce who seek profess...

Conversation Piece: Part 3

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 t...

Álvaro Siza: Sacro

9 Nov-26 March. MAXXI honours Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza with an exhibition of drawings, plans, projects and models which focus on his relationship with sacred architecture.

Giovanni Prini: Il Potere del Sentimento

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, dra...

Dall'Antica alla Nuova Via della Seta

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...

Anish Kapoor exhibition in Rome

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 internation...

Siane Yoo: Shadow Rift

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 Chir...

Il Museo Universale: Dal Sogno di Napoleone a Canova

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 masterpi...

Casa di Goethe: Costellazioni 1

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 exh...

Alla Luce di Roma

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...

Pappano conducts Janine Jansen at S. Cecilia

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...

Letizia Battaglia: Just for Passion

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 testifi...

Il Pianoforte nel Jazz at the Filarmonica Romana

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...

I Pittori del '900 e la carte da gioco

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...

Lego exhibition in Rome

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 feature...

Evita at Rome's Teatro Sistina‎

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 Pe...

Rome's MAXXI partners with Milan Triennale

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 t...

L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI

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 L...

Rembrandt at the Vatican: Images from Heaven and Earth

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 t...

Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition in Rome

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 o...

Panos Tsagaris: Let The Sun Protest

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 co...

Hungarian Academy of Rome: Oltre Roma

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,...

Isabella Ducrot: Eden

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...

Caravaggio e il Maestro di Hartford

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 Har...

Trastevere intrecci d’arte e di vita

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 re...

Museum Beauty Contest at Galleria Nazionale

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 th...

The Japanese House: Architecture & Life After 1945

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 T...

Antinoo: Un ritratto in due parti

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 re...

Star Wars exhibition in Rome

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 displ...

Arturo Dazzi 1881-1966: Roma, Carrara, Forte dei Marmi

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, f...

MACRO: Arte e Politica: Opere dalla Collezione #4

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 recen...

Premio MAXXI

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, Ade...

Gustav Aceves: Lapidarium

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...

Villa Medici: 350 Years of Creativity

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...

Time is Out of Joint

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....

Picasso Images. Le opere, l’artista, il personaggio

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 profe...

Exhibition review: LOVE. L'arte contemporanea incontra l'amore

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 20t...

Jean Arp exhibition in Rome

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 o...

Edward Hopper exhibition in Rome

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 Am...

Antonio Ligabue exhibition in Rome

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 pain...

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