Hokusai: Sulle orme del Maestro

12 Oct-14 Jan. The Ara Pacis displays more than 200 works by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) including The Great Wave and One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji.  l Fuji da Gotenyama presso Shinagawa sul T...

Konrad Mägi

10 Oct-28 Jan. This exhibition at the Galleria Nazionale is the first major show in Europe dedicated to the work of important Estonian artist Konrad Mägi (1878-1925) known primarily for his vibrant, e...

The Snowman showing in Rome cinemas

12-18 Oct. English language cinema in Rome. Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.B...

Rome Art Week: Salvatore Pupillo

12 Oct-11 Nov. As part of the second edition of the ongoing Rome Art Week, the Galleria Fidia Arte Moderna presents Nuvole, an exhibition of recent works by Salvatore Pupillo, a noted Italian painter...

Much Ado About Nothing at Globe Theatre

5-15 Oct. The four-month Shakespearean programme at Rome’s Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, under the artistic direction of popular Roman actor Gigi Proietti, ends on a high-note for Rome’s English speaker...

L’Icona russa: Preghiera e Misericordia

10 Oct-3 Dec. Through the display of 36 icons from the 17th-18th centuries, this exhibition highlights the traditional Russian genre which combines spirituality with figurative art, uniting both the C...

Fotografia 4: Lotte Jacobi – Alfred Eisenstaedt

5 Oct-24 Nov. Rome's German Academy at Villa Massimo presents an exhibition containing images by photographers and contemporaries Lotte Jacobi (1896-1990) and Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898-1995). Both p...

Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics

7 Oct-21 Jan. This exhibition presents a comprehensive look at Asian comic books, displaying original cartoons alongside their publications. The show also delves into the creative process leading to t...

Shepard Fairey show in Rome

7 Oct-11 Nov. Galleria Rosso20sette presents an exhibition of limited edition prints by celebrated American graphic artist and social activist Shepard Fairey. The show opens at 18.00 on 7 October....

Romaeuropa Festival: Digital Life

7 Oct-7 Jan. The Romaeuropa Festival presents the eighth edition of its futuristic section Digital Life, which examines the interaction between visual arts and technology, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni...

Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads in Rome

12 Oct. John Cabot University in Rome presents its Italy Reads keynote address by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei at 17.00 on Thursday 12 October.The readin...

Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata

12 Oct-26 Nov. Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata: Photography and a Southern Italian Town. Exhibition highlighting how photography has framed modern perceptions of Matera, a city in Italy's southern B...

Remover Roma con Santiago

2 Oct-2 Nov. The Spanish embassy in Italy presents the first edition of the festival Remover Roma con Santiago: From Rome to Santiago: a journey of culture. The festival's aim is to showcase the art a...

Patrizia Comand: La Nave dei Folli

10 Oct-12 Nov. Museo di Palazzo Cipolla presents an exhibition of recent work by Patrizia Comand inspired by the 15th-century poem Das Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools) by Sebastian Brant. The exhibiti...

Palma Bucarelli and Renato Guttuso exhibitions

3 Oct-26 Nov. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea holds two parallel exhibitions: one dedicated to the gallery's former director Palma Bucarelli (1910-1998), the other to painter Ren...

Romaeuropa Festival: Where are we now?

20 Sept-2 Dec. The multidisciplinary Romaeuropa Festival returns with a much-increased programme of contemporary dance, theatre, art, music and technology, under the title "Where are we now?"   The...

Kemang Wa Lehulere: Bird Song

27 Sept-26 Nov. Rome’s MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo presents the first solo show in Italy dedicated to the work of South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere, the Deutsche Bank’s Artis...

Enjoy: Art Meets Fun at Chiostro del Bramante

23 Sept-18 Feb. With the subtitle L'arte incontra il divertimento (Art Meets Fun), this immersive exhibition boasts modern art works and site-specific installations by some of the world's "most promin...

Le vie dei festival 2017

23 Sept-22 Oct. The 24th edition of Rome’s annual appointment with contemporary drama offers a selection of successful productions from international drama festivals and takes place in numerous venues...

Picasso: Tra Cubismo e Classicismo 1915-1925

22 Sept-21 Jan. The Scuderie del Quirinale presents one of the most largest exhibitions ever dedicated to Picasso in Italy, a century after the artist set foot in the country. The exhibition examines...

È solo un inizio. 1968

3 Oct-14 Jan. On the 50th anniversary of the 1968 protests that shook London, Paris, Berlin and Rome, the Galleria Nazionale examines the role of art within the social and political context of the era...

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...

Baldo Diodato: Pedibus Calcantibus

21 Sept-21 Oct. Exhibition by Baldo Diodato whose 12 works – one frottage and 11 casts – are inspired by the capital's ubiquitous sampietrini cobblestones. Diodato takes his cue from the Latin...

'77

23 Sept-14 Jan. The works of photographer Tano D'Amico and artist Pablo Echauuren recall the turbulent events in Italy in 1977, a year of social and political turmoil during the so-called Years of Lea...

Giuseppe De Mattia

15 Sept-17 Nov. Matèria Gallery presents Dispositivo per non vedere bene (Device to impede a good view), an experimental artwork by Giuseppe De Mattia. The installation, showcased in the gallery's tw...

Borgate

14 Sept-31 Oct. The Casa della Memoria e della Storia stages a photographic exhibition by Pasquale Liguori, who takes visitors far off Rome's tourist trail to highlight the city's little-visited subur...

Sepe: Sleeping Through The War

29 Sept-12 Nov. Galleria Varsi launches its new spaces on Via di Grotta Pinta 38, near Campo de' Fiori, with Sleeping Through The War, a solo show by Polish urban artist Sepe. The Warsaw-based artist...

Silently close are some particles

20 Sept-11 Nov. Curated by Marinella Paderni, this group show explores the subtle changes and silent transformations in our everyday lives, examining the role played by art in providing insights into...

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...

Tra ciglia e pensiero

18 Sept-11 Nov. AlbumArte presents an exhibition by the Lithuanian artist Eglė Budvytytė whose video works are shown in Italy for the first time. The selection of performance videos reflect on the...

Davide Balula: Iron Levels

21 Sept-18 Nov. The Gagosian shows new works by French artist Davide Balula who is known for his paintings, sculptures, photographs, performances and site-specific installations that combine elements...

Marino wine festival

30 Sept-2 Oct. The 93rd edition of the popular Sagra dell'Uva wine festival is scheduled to take place in the mediaeval town of Marino in the Castelli Romani, about 20km south-east of Rome, from 30 Se...

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.

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...

Enjoy at Chiostro del Bramante

23 Sept-18 Feb. With the subtitle Art Meets Fun, this immersive exhibition promises modern art works and site-specific installations by some of the "most prominent and provocative protagonists of...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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