Contemporary art at Rome's presidential palace

Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome celebrates contemporary Italian art.

Italy's presidential palace in Rome - the 16th-century Palazzo del Quirinale - has added 68 pieces of contemporary art by Italian artists and designers to its vast collection.

The paintings, sculptures and designer furniture by Italy's leading artists, from the post-war era to today, are displayed in the palace's splendid rooms, courtyards and gardens.

The Quirinale Contemporaneo initiative had the full support of President Sergio Mattarella who said that the project testified to the "history and important events of our country", adding: "Italian art did not stop in the 19th century."

President Mattarella presents Quirinale contemporaneo catalogue. Photo: Ufficio Stampa della Presidenza della Repubblica.

The permanent display includes works by Carla Accardi, Afro, Mirko Basaldella, Alberto Burri, Giorgio de Chirico, Giosetta Fioroni, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Maria Lai, Giacomo Manzù and Gio Ponti.

Palazzo del Quirinale is open for guided tours in Italian on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 09.30-16.00. For full details see website.

Cover image: Alighiero Boetti, Untitled (Venticinque per venticinque), embroidery on fabric, 1989.

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Address Piazza del Quirinale, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

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Contemporary art at Rome's presidential palace

Piazza del Quirinale, 00187 Roma RM, Italy