Casa di Goethe: Punti di Vista

22 March-15 Oct. Punti di Vista (Points of View) is an exhibition by German photographer Kerstin Schomburg who, during the summer of 2015, followed in the footsteps of important landscape artist and f...

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...

Jean-Michel Basquiat: New York City

24 March-2 July. The Chiostro del Bramante pays tribute to New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose colourful and controversial career was cut short in 1988 after a heroin overdose at the age of 27...

Jackie showing in Rome cinemas

23-29 March. English language cinema in Rome. The struggle of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of her husband President John F. Kennedy. Described as a "pyschodrama of h...

Moonlight showing in Rome cinemas

23-29 March. English language cinema in Rome. Film chronicling the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough d...

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...

Vivian Maier: Una fotografa ritrovata

17 March-18 June. The Museo di Roma in Trastevere displays 120 black and white photographs by the American street photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009). Exhibition organisers say the show is desig...

Venezia Scarlatta: Lotto, Savoldo, Cariani

15 March-11 June. Palazzo Barberini presents six works by three Venetian Renaissance masters - Lorenzo Lotto, Girolamo Savoldo and Giovanni Cariani - on loan from the Metropolitan in New York, the Lou...

John M Armleder: Stockage

16 March-1 July. The Swiss Institute of Rome presents Stockage, a solo exhibition by leading Swiss artist John M Armleder, at the institute's Villa Maraini building. The exhibition comprises a col...

Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani: Dynamis

11 March-6 May. The gallery MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch presents the show Dynamis by Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, which coincides with the artists' joint-show Freedom of Movement at MAXXI – Museo...

Irene Kung at Galleria Valentina Bonomo

16 March-15 May. The Galleria Valentina Bonomo presents a solo exhibition by Irene Kung, the third show by the Swiss artist the gallery in the Jewish ghetto. The latest exhibition by Kung, who tra...

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...

La cacca: storia naturale dell’innominabile

16 March-30 June. The Bioparco holds a fun exhibition entitled La cacca: storia naturale dell’innominabile (Poop: nature's unspeakable story) which examines the vital role of "cacca" in the world's ec...

Colosseo: Un'icona

8 March-7 Jan. This exhibition uses installations, models and artefacts to shed light on how the Colosseum was used in the centuries after the fall of the Roman empire. The show highlights the Col...

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...

Loreena McKennitt performs in Rome

26 March. Loreena McKennitt performs at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, alongside long-term collaborators guitarist Brian Hughes and cellist Caroline Lavelle, on 26 March. McKennitt is best know...

Rome International School transforms into museum

9 March-30 April. The 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 pa...

Febbre da cavallo at Teatro Sistina

15 March-9 April. Teatro Sistina stages a theatrical version of Febbre da cavallo, the 1976 movie which starred Gigi Proietti and became a cult of light Italian comedy. Directed by Claudio Insegno...

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.  ...

Giovanni Boldini exhibition in Rome

4 March-16 July. A retrospective exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Boldini comprising more than 150 works by the Ferrara artist, on loan from major museums and private collections around the world....

Georg Baselitz: Gli Eroi

4 March-18 June. Exhibition displaying the Heroes cycle of paintings by Georg Baselitz, one of Europe's most important contemporary artists, 50 years after he created the series aged 27. Baselitz'...

March at Monk Club Roma

Rome’s Monk Club hosts a programme of concerts by numerous Italian and international acts during March. 2 March. Russian Circles 3 March. Gazzelle 3 March. Falty DL 4 March. Orchestraccia 5 Ma...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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