Luigi Ontani

17 May-25 Nov. The prestigious Accademia Nazionale di S. Luca presents a retrospective of the work of Luigi Ontani, considered one of Italy's most innovative contemporary artists.  The exhibition com...

Jewish culture festival in Rome

9-13 Sept. Rome hosts the tenth edition of the International Festival of Jewish Literature and Culture, taking place in the city's Jewish Ghetto area around the synagogue, from 9-13 September.Under th...

Despicable Me 3 showing in Rome cinemas

7-13 Sept. English language cinema in Rome.Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.Barberini 18.20Cin...

Belgian Academy: Antonio Máro & Rafael Máro Ramírez

7 Sept-8 Nov. The Belgian Academy of Rome presents an exhibition by father and son artists Antonio Máro and Rafael Máro Ramírez, originally from Peru but long-term residents of Belgium. The pair work...

Visioni Geometriche

23 June-26 Nov. MACRO presents the fifth installment in the series of exhibitions comprising works from its collection. The show includes around 25 paintings and sculptures, dating from the early 1960...

Short Theatre 2017

7-17 Sept. Now in its 12th year, this daring initiative is born of a collaboration between festivals, embassies and cultural institutes, and is supported by regional authorities. Under the titl...

Imperdibile Marilyn

16 May-5 Nov. More than 400 objects that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe offer a glimpse into the private life of the enigmatic Hollywood actress.

Unplugged in Monti: Lilith Ai

13 Sept. The seventh season of Unplugged in Monti kicks off on 13 September with an acoustic performance by London-based singer, musician and visual artist Lilith Ai, whose "brutal lyrical soul" sound...

Teatro India: Ritratto di una Nazione

11-16 Sept. The first part in a series of 20 theatrical productions from around Italy is staged by Teatro India as part of Ritratto di una Nazione (Portrait of a Nation). Under the theme L'Italia al l...

Silvia Codignola: Autobiografia della madre

17 June-22 Oct. Rome-based artist Silvia Codignola's exhibition of 40 paintings, drawings and sculptures focuses on the relationship between mother and baby, examining the newborn's journey into child...

Rome's Social Media Week 2017

11-15 Sept. Rome's fourth edition of Social Media Week returns to the Casa del Cinema in the Via Veneto corner of Villa Borghese park, from 11-15 Sept. The five-day initiative provides a multitude of...

Roma Fringe Festival

30 Aug-17 Sept. The sixth edition of this annual festival is dedicated to independent theatre of all genres, with the action taking place at Villa Mercede in the S. Lorenzo district, in collaboration...

From Wall to the Gallery

1-29 Sept. A new collective street art show at dMake Art in Rome's Monti district highlights the work of artists who participated in the sixth edition of the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival. Entit...

Summer camp at Rome's Bioparco

28 Aug-15 Sept. The Bioparco's summer programme of educational and fun events for children aged between four and 12 is open from 28 Aug until 15 Sept, Mon-Fri 08.30-16.30, for details see website.

L'Ara com'era

25 Aug-31 Oct. History meets technology in this 3D exhibition at Rome's Ara Pacis museum, on display until 31 October. The rich history and legends of Imperial Rome are displayed in an immersive exhib...

Shakespeare at Rome's Globe Theatre

22 June-15 Oct. This summer’s Shakespearean programme at Rome’s Silvano Toti Globe Theatre runs for four months and includes an English-language performance. The festival is once again under the artis...

Festival Musicale delle Nazioni

1 July-24 Sept. The Tempietto always manages to fill the summer gap when other musical institutions go on holiday. The programme is even more varied this year with choral performances and jazz as w...

Epos: Chao Ge

26 July-26 Sept. Exhibition featuring 100 works depicting landscapes and characters from central Asia and inner Mongolia by contemporary Chinese artist Chao Ge. Under the subheading La lirica della l...

Swimming is Saving

14 July-17 Sept. The French Academy – Villa Medici presents an exhibition bringing together the various interdisciplinary projects of the academy's 15 fellows.   OKT-Gypsotheque  Curated by Chiara...

Two shows at Rome's Galleria Nazionale

26 June-24 Sept. The Galleria Nazionale presents two exhibitions running concurrently until September: /Uncinematic features a selection of films made between 2005 and 2014 by the Greek artist George...

Daniele Tamagni: Another Look

6 July-16 Sept. Daniele Tamagni's photographs on the theme of youth fashion and counterculture in the urban centres of modern-day Africa are shown at the Cembalo Gallery.   [caption id="att...

Contatto: Sentire le pitture con le mani

28 June-1 Oct. A small, tactile exhibition at Palazzo Braschi encourages the seeing and non-seeing to experience four famous works of art whose images have been especially transformed into three-dimen...

Outdoor chess in Rome

29 June-15 Oct. Scacchi in città provides chess players with a "social, educational and inclusive" outdoor environment in which to play with fellow devotees of the game. Organised by the Italian Ch...

Hollywood Icons: Photographs by John Kobal Foundation

24 June-17 Sept. This exhibition of photographs from the John Kobal Foundation sheds light on the photographers whose images were essential in transforming Hollywood actors into stars. The show is...

From Duchamp to Cattelan

28 June-29 Oct. For the second consecutive year the Palatine hill hosts an outdoor exhibition of contemporary art between now and the end of October. This convergence of ancient and contemporary u...

Ostkreuz

24 June-17 Sept. Retrospective telling the history of the photo agency Ostkreuz, founded in 1990 by photographers from East Germany in the immediate aftermath of reunification, and today the most cele...

Piranesi: La fabbrica dell’utopia

16 June-15 Oct. Palazzo Braschi presents more than 200 prints by architect and engraver Giovan Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), known for his masterful understanding of perspective and the almost three-...

ARTCITY

23 May-15 Sept. Cultural festival comprising more than 100 events incorporating art, architecture, audiovisual, dance, literature, music and theatre, at museums and cultural sites in the Lazio region....

Yona Friedman: Mobile Architecture, People's Architecture

23 June-29 Oct. Exhibition of models, drawings and installations by Yona Friedman, the Hungarian-born French architect, urban planner and designer who was influential in the late 1950s and early 1960s...

Giancarlo Limoni: Il giardino del tempo

21 June-17 Sept. Exhibition featuring 25 large paintings created between 1980 and 2017 by Giancarlo Limoni who belonged to the Nuova Scuola Romana, an art movement which brushed aside 1980s trends of...

Jan Michalak: Nella città di Kazimierz Dolny

8 June-30 Sept. The Polish Institute of Rome presents Nella città di Kazimierz Dolny, an exhibition by Jan Michalak, as part of the 15th edition of its annual Corso Polonia festival. Through oil p...

Il Giardino Ritrovato

24 June-17 Sept. This cultural festival returns for the second summer with 19 events comprising art, music, dance, theatre and lectures in the setting of the gardens of Palazzo Venezia, with seating f...

La bellezza ritrovata. Arte negata e riconquistata

2 June-26 Nov. Art works retrieved by the special unit of Italy's carabinieri police tasked with the tracking down and returning of artefacts removed from public and private collections. The exhib...

Castello sotto le stelle

3 June-30 Sept. Night tours of the majestic Castello di S. Severa take place from 19.45-22.15 on select summer evenings until 30 September. The Italian-language tours provide a cultural and histori...

Zaha Hadid in Italy

23 June-28 Jan. MAXXI hosts an exhibition dedicated to the Italian projects of the late architect Zaha Hadid, including the recently-opened Terminal Marittimo in Salerno, the Messner Mountain Museum i...

Shahzia Sikander

30 May-30 Sept. Exhibition of mosaics and works on paper by Shahzia Sikander at Galleria Valentina Bonomo. Sikander's work includes drawing, video and digital animation, with diverse themes ranging fr...

Alessandro Twombly at Galleria Alessandra Bonomo

26 April-30 Sept. The Galleria Alessandra Bonomo presents the latest works by Alessandro Twombly who is known for his colourful, expressionistic images of flora. The new creations by the artist, s...

Conversation Piece

19 May-17 Sept. The Galleria Nazionale presents a selection of works from the ”la Caixa" collection of contemporary art, which was founded in 1985 by Spain's ”la Caixa" banking foundation and now comp...

Venice Biennale 2017: Viva Arte Viva

13 May-26 Nov. Under the title Viva Arte Viva, the 2017 edition of the prestigious Venice Biennale is curated by Christine Macel. This year's theme is described as "an exclamation, a passionate outcry...

Cross The Streets

7 May-1 Oct. MACRO celebrates "40 years of Street Art and Writing" with a large-scale exhibition comprising work by some of the most important Italian and international artists associated with the mov...

Il meraviglioso mondo di Wal

20 May-1 Oct. Exhibition showcasing the "wonderful world" of Walter Guidobaldi, or Wal, and 50 of his fantasy works made of marble, bronze and terracotta. Wal is known for his sculptures - both mo...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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