Archaeology exhibition of recovered items at Rome International School

9 March-30 April Rome International School (RIS) presents 75 rare archaeological finds, recovered by the special branch of the carabinieri, from 9 March until 30 April. Titled Rescuing our past to...

Boundary Issues

2 Feb-1 April. 1/9unosunove presents a group show examining the concept of boundaries in the work of five artists, born between 1950 and 1965, who have pushed the limits of pictorial minimalism. T...

Museum Beauty Contest at Galleria Nazionale

21 Feb-1 May. The 18 short-listed candidates in the so-called Museum Beauty Contest at the Galleria Nazionale are on display in the gallery until 1 May, with the joint winners being announced on 27 Ma...

Candido Portinari at Rome's Brazilian embassy

8 Feb-22 April. The Brazilian embassy to Italy in Piazza Navona hosts Portinari, la mano senza fine - Collezione del Museu Nacional de Belas Artes di Rio de Janeiro, an exhibition dedicated to one of...

Giorgio Griffa at Galleria Lorcan O'Neill

22 Feb-13 May. Galleria Lorcan O’Neill shows new and historic works by Italian abstract painter Giorgio Griffa, viewed as one of the most radical avant-garde artists working in Italy today.  ...

The Triangle Project

21 Feb-15 March. Sala 1 presents an exhibition project with works by Vanessa M. Palomba, creator of the show, Michelle Rogers and Ayesha Sultana. The work of the three artists commemorates the vic...

Fifty Shades Darker showing in Rome

16-22 Feb. English language cinema in Rome. An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship. Starring Marlon Wayans, Kali H...

Arrival showing in Rome

16-22 Feb. English language cinema in Rome. Linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of aliens visiting Planet Earth. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Am...

Silence showing in Rome

16-22 Feb. English language cinema in Rome. Two Portuguese Jesuit missionaries travel to Japan in the 17th century in search of their missing mentor, who is rumoured to have renounced the faith und...

Teatro India: La Divina Sarah

20-26 Feb. Teatro India presents La Divina Sarah, a production based on the life of the Belle Epoque French stage and early film actress Sarah Bernhardt who was billed as "the most famous actress the...

Teatro Vittoria: Il Secondo Figlio di Dio

16-26 Feb. Simone Cristicchi stages his new play inspired by the incredible story of David Lazzaretti, a 19th-century Italian preacher known as the Prophet of Amiata. Directed by Antonio Calenda....

Galleria Varsi: Abstractism

18 Feb-9 March. Altrove, the Calabrian street art festival, and Rome's Galleria Varsi present Abstractism, project-group exhibition relating to avant-garde murals in Italy and Europe. The street ar...

Yosuke Ueno: Micro Cosmos

18 Feb-18 March. Leading Japanese Pop Surrealist Yosuke Ueno presents his fairytale universe of psychedelic landscapes, plants and animals. The Dorothy Circus Gallery specialises in international...

Anastasia Kurakina: Riflessioni

21 Feb-10 March. Rome's Centro Russo di Scienza e Cultura presents Riflessioni, an exhibition by Russian artist Anastasia Kurakina who invites the viewer to "reflect" on her work. The exhibition c...

Marco Ambrosecchia. Espansionismo

22 Feb-19 March. Exhibition dedicated to the Espansionismo art movement, which takes its inspiration from humanity and the relation between art and knowledge. The show focuses on the work of the m...

Thayaht, un futurista eccentrico. Sculture, progetti, memorie

9 Feb-2 March. The Galleria Russo presents an exhibition dedicated to the work of artist Ernesto Michahelles (1893–1959), better known by his pseudonym Thayaht. Painter, sculptor, photographer, des...

Leonardo e il volo

21 Jan-17 April. Geometric figures, mechanical designs, and architectural designs: Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds, written in his own hand, is the centerpiece of this exhibition, on...

American Academy in Rome: Cinque Mostre

14 Feb-2 April. The 2017 edition of Cinque Mostre at the American Academy in Rome features five separate exhibitions and collaborative projects by current Rome Prize Fellows from several disciplines a...

Please come back: il mondo come prigione?

9 Feb-21 May. 26 artists and over 50 works present prison as a metaphor for the contemporary world, and the contemporary world as a metaphor for prison: delving into technology and how we have become...

Guido Strazza: Ricercare

7 Feb-26 March. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea presents a large amount of works by celebrated 94-year-old Italian artist Guido Strazza. The exhibition provides a comprehensi...

Daniele da Volterra: I dipinti d'Elci

17 Feb-7 May. Exhibition showcasing two paintings by Daniele da Volterra (1509-1566), the Mannerist Italian artist who is best known for painting vestments and fig-leaves over genitals in Michelangelo...

Annette Messager: Messaggera

9 Feb-23 April. The French Academy at Villa Medici holds an exhibition of work by Annette Messager, one of France's leading visual artists. Messager is known mainly for her installations in which...

Hommage

9 Feb-18 March. MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea presents a group show by well-known Italian and foreign artists Isabella Ducrot, Angelo Titonel, Leila Vismeh, Janine von Thüngen, and Gaetano Zampogna....

Luca Padroni: i valori personali

1 Feb-26 March. This Roman artist uses a variety of techniques to paint unexpected subject matter, juxtaposing combinations of people and places which do not usually interact with each other.

Project Rome: Fabulous February Food Drive

1-28 Feb. Project Rome is appealing for food donations as part of its "Fabulous February Food Drive" to help feed the city's less fortunate. Rome residents can collect non-perishable food items at...

Welcoming the Stranger

16 Feb-23 March. The Vincent Pallotti Institute presents Welcoming the Stranger, its spring lecture series on Thursday mornings at the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas. 16 Feb. Welcoming the Stranger: Bi...

Artemisia Gentileschi lecture series

2-23 Feb. Artemisia e le altre: Storie di donne, dipinte da Artemisia, a series of art history talks (in Italian) examining the female characters in Gentileschi's paintings, takes place at Palazzo Bra...

Equilibrio Festival: Germania

3-24 Feb. This year Rome's annual contemporary dance festival is dedicated to Germany's contribution to modern dance in the 20th century, as part of a broader programme that each year will see a count...

Li Chevalier: Trajectory of Desire

27 Jan-26 March. French-based Chinese artist Li Chevalier presents a monumental installation comprising violins and 30 experimental ink paintings. The exhibition is part of the series From La Bien...

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...

American Academy in Rome: Cinque Mostre

14 Feb-2 April. The 2017 edition of Cinque Mostre at the American Academy in Rome features five separate exhibitions and collaborative projects by current Rome Prize Fellows from several disciplines a...

DNA: Il grande libro della vita da Mendel alla genomica

10 Feb-18 June. Exhibition dedicated to Gregor Mendel, the scientist, Augustinian friar and misunderstood genius whose ground-breaking genetic discoveries were not recognised until the turn of the 20t...

February at Monk Club Roma

10-24 Feb. Rome's Monk Club hosts concerts by several international acts during February. 10 Feb. Ebo Taylor. Ghanaian guitarist and composer known for afrobeat music. 17 Feb. The Dandy Warhols....

ARTandSEEK cultural workshops and museum visits

4 Feb-5 March. ARTandSEEK organises English-language cultural workshops and visits to museums and exhibitions for children in Rome. 4 Feb. Inside and Outside: drawings and paintings by E. Hopper (...

Architettura Invisibile

19 Jan-26 March. Exhibition providing a fresh look at the work and legacy of Italian and Japanese avant-garde architects active in the 1960s and 1970s.

Lectures at British School at Rome

8-22 Feb. The British School at Rome presents several interesting lectures in February. 8 Feb. Charles Smeaton, John Henry Parker and the earliest photography in the Roman catacombs, a talk by John...

El Greco's Annunciation in Rome

24 Jan-17 April. The Capitoline Museums exhibits The Annunciation by El Greco (1541-1614), as part of an art exchange programme with Madrid's Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. Considered one of...

Extraordinary book sale at S. Susanna Library

15-26 Feb. The S. Susanna English-language lending library in Rome is preparing for a bumper sale which will include a "large selection of children's books, non-fiction, classics (including poetry and...

Francesca Leone: Giardino

3 Feb-26 March. Francesca Leone presents Giardino, an interactive installation comprising 18 aluminium grilles, and their random contents, at MACRO. The artist says the gratings have been realised...

Giuseppe Penone: Equivalenze

27 Jan-15 April. The Gagosian hosts an exhibition of work by Giuseppe Penone, a renowned Italian sculptor based between Turin and Paris. Associated with the Arte Povera movement, Penone is known f...

Metafisiche e metamorfosi

20 Jan-26 Feb. The Hungarian Academy of Rome organises an exhibition, in three separate locations, dedicated to the career of noted Italian artist Valerio Adami, drawing parallels between his work and...

Rafael Y. Herman: The Night illuminates the Night

25 Jan-26 March. Exhibition by Israeli artist Rafael Y. Herman who is known for his ground-breaking photography of moonlit night scenes which appear to have been taken in daylight, without the use of...

Washoku: la colorata vita alimentare dei Giapponesi

20 Jan-19 April. Washoku la colorata vita alimentare dei Giapponesi is an exhibition highlighting the colours and flavours of Japanese cuisine, or washoku, through film, nishiiki-e prints, cooking ute...

Francesco del Drago: Parlare con il colore

19 Jan-26 March. Well-known contemporary Roman artist Pietro Ruffo curates this retrospective dedicated to the work of fellow Roman artist Francesco del Drago (1920-2011). Described as "long overd...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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