Rome displays secret Michelangelo drawing

22 April-7 May. A newly-discovered sketch by Michelangelo is on display at Rome's Capitoline Museums until 7 May. The pencil and pen work by the Renaissance genius was found hidden behind his drawi...

Primavera della Landriana

22-25 April. The Primavera della Landriana, the annual garden fair and horticultural sale, takes place at the Landriana gardens south of Rome from 22-25 April, from 10.00-19.00.    ...

Floracult 2017

21-23 April. The eighth edition of Floracult, the popular floral and amateur gardening festival, takes place in the La Storta area of north Rome from 21-23 April, from 10.00-19.00.   &...

Hip Hop workshop in English

22 April. Rome's Fonderie Sonore, a school for electronic music producers and audio engineers, is holding Intro to Hip Hop Production, a free workshop conducted entirely in English by Charles Burchell...

Beauty and the Beast showing in Rome cinemas

21-26 April. English language cinema in Rome. A new adaptation of the classic Disney fairytale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Directed Bill Condon, sarring...

Hidden Figures showing in Rome cinemas

21-26 April. English language cinema in Rome. The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space programme. Direc...

Rome's rose garden

21 April-18 June. The municipal rose garden located on the eastern side of the Aventine hill reopens on 21 April, on the occasion of Rome's birthday, and can be visited daily from 08.30-19.30, until 1...

Open Day at American University of Rome

22 April. The American University of Rome is holding an Open Day at its campus on the Janiculum hill on Saturday 22 April, from 11.00-15.00. Visitors will have the chance to experience life at the...

I Fori dopo i Fori

30 March-10 Sept. Illustrating the history of the Imperial Fora after the fall of the Roman empire, based on the findings of excavations carried out over the last 25 years.

Light shows at Roman Forum by night

13 April-12 Nov. Two outdoor spectacles with music, light projections and historical commentary will be held at the Forum of Caesar and the Forum of Augustus every night from 13 April until 12 Novembe...

Real Bodies

8 April-2 July. Exhibition dedicated to the human body and its organs, muscles and skeletal system. The highlight of the 350 exhibits is the series of 12 entire bodies immortalised in a variety of...

Jesus Christ Superstar

12-23 April. The Teatro Sistina celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the Italian version of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. This production features Ted Neeley who starred in the 1973 film ve...

MAXXI: Piero Gilardi: Nature Forever

13 April-15 Oct. This exhibition by Piero Gilardi offers a critical examination of today's society of consumption and technology, highlighting the complex relationship between man and nature. Cent...

Project Rome fundraising events

Project Rome is holding two fundraising events in April with proceeds going towards its mission to help feed Rome's homeless. On 12 April an Italian theatre group is performing a benefit production...

Lee Madgwick: Stand By at White Noise Gallery

8 April-31 May. The White Noise Gallery in Rome’s S. Lorenzo district presents Stand By, an exhibition by British artist Lee Madgwick, from 8 April until 31 May. The exhibition comprises nine large...

Alfredo Pirri: i pesci non portano fucili

12 April-3 Sept. The first retrospective dedicated to Rome-based artist Alfredo Pirri whose work ranges from painting, sculpture, works on paper and environmental works.

Casting in Rome for Pygmalion, The Musical

22-23 April. Arts in English is holding auditions for Pygmalion, The Musical, between 15.30 and 18.30 on 22-23 April at Ostia Danza, Via Cardinal Ginnasi 12, Ostia. The production will be staged in...

Casa di Goethe: Punti di Vista

22 March-24 Sept. 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...

Stanze d’artista: Capolavori del ‘900 italiano

14 April-1 Oct. As the subheading Capolavori del ‘900 italiano suggests, this exhibition at Rome's municipal art gallery focuses on Italian masterpieces from the first half of the 20th century. Th...

Da Caravaggio a Bernini

14 April-30 July. Under the subheading Masterpieces of the Italian Seicento from the Spanish Royal Collection, this blockbuster exhibition reflects the close political and cultural links between the S...

Evgeny Antufiev: Eternal Garden

8 April-10 June. The z2o Sara Zanin Gallery presents Eternal Garden, an exhibition of bronze and brass casts, embroidery and ghostly images by Russian artist Evgeny Antufiev. The latest series of w...

Nina Bovasso: Intrecci di Colore

29 March-27 May. Rome's Sala 1 gallery stages an exhibition of the latest works by Nina Bovasso whose art represents "the new generation of New York". Informed and inspired by various movements in...

The Beyond and The Other

6-29 April. MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea presents The Beyond and The Other, a collective exhibition of six photographs and three paintings by Italian artists Veronica Della Porta, Olivier Fermariello,...

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...

Elogio della Fragilità

30 March-27 April. Il Lavatoio Contumaciale and the Fondazione Filiberto Menna present Elogio della Fragilità, featuring the work of artists Elena Bellantoni, Davide Dormino and Oscar Turco who each c...

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...

Spartacus: Slaves and Masters in Rome

31 March-17 Sept. The Ara Pacis uses 250 archaeological finds to examine the complex history of slavery in ancient Rome, with particular focus on the slave revolt led by Spartacus against the Roman Re...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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