Cross The Streets

7 May-15 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 mo...

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...

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.

ArtFutura: Creature Digitali

29 April-10 Sept. This digital art exhibition explores the common ground shared by the creative arts and science. The dynamic show combines disciplines as diverse as robotics, information visualisat...

Pintoricchio: Pittore della Borgia

19 May-10 Sept. The Capitoline Museums displays a beautiful fragment from Renaissance master Pintoricchio's recently-rediscovered pictorial cycle in the Vatican's Borgia apartments, next to the celebr...

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...

Concert in S. Andrea al Quirinale

20 May. La musica del mondo attraverso l'arte dei migrante. MigrArte is both a concert and art exhibition organised by the Centro Astalli per i Rifugiati and l'Associazione Casa di Pucinella – Clau...

Lucio Salvatore at Rome’s Brazilian embassy

19 May-16 June. The Brazilian embassy to Italy in Piazza Navona hosts Parque Lage, the first solo exhibition in Rome by Lucio Salvatore, an Italian artist based in Rio de Janeiro where he has held sev...

The Dinner showing in Rome cinemas

18-24 May. English language cinema in Rome. Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed. Directed by Oren Moverman, starring Richard...

Alien: Covenant showing in Rome cinemas

18-24 May. English language cinema in Rome. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a deadly threat, and must attempt a harrowing escape. Direct...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword showing in Rome cinemas

18-24 May. English language cinema in Rome. Once Arthur pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. Directed by Guy Ritchie, starrin...

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...

Charles Ray: Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog

17 May-2 July. Charles Ray: Mountain Lion Attacking a Dog. At the invitation of the American Academy, leading US sculptor Charles Ray has created a new work exploring the theme of "American Classics."...

Eataly Street Food Festival

19-21 May. Eataly is holding a Street Food Festival at its Ostiense base from 19-21 May. The three-day festival features varieties of Italian street food such as supplì and filetto di baccalà, as w...

Mitsuko Uchida at S. Cecilia

14 May, 19-21 May. Mitsuko Uchida performs for Accademia S. Cecilia In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph Mitsuko Uchida said “I have reached the age when I can step back. I don't have to...

Italo Insolera: il bianco e nero delle città. Immagini 1951-1984

12 May-9 July. Urbanist, historian and author of Roma moderna, Italo Insolera was also a photographer whose 50 images on display at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere document developments in city life 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...

Arman 1954-2005

5 May-23 July. A retrospective spanning half a century of works by the French-born American artist Arman (1928-2005). Part painter, part sculptor, Arman is best known for his "accumulations" and d...

Olive oil masterclass in Rome

10-30 May. The Accademia Maestrod'olio presents a course offering insights into extra-virgin olive oil, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, on various evenings between 10 and 30 May. The course offers parti...

Museum Night in Rome on 20 May

20 May. The Notte dei Musei returns on Saturday 20 May, involving the opening of city-run museums, galleries, monuments and archaeological sites in Rome, from 20.00 until 02.00, with last entry at 01....

Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio

19-21 May. The seventh edition of the Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio is held on the roof gardens of Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica from 19-21 May.       The th...

Lulu by Berg at Teatro dell' Opera di Roma

19-30 May. Directed by South Africa's William Kentridge This is certain to be a popular choice for all Rome opera goers in this production of Berg's opera directed by William Kentridge, a co-prod...

Yoko Ono at Rome's French Academy

4 May-2 July. The French Academy – Villa Medici presents One Day I Broke A Mirror, an exhibition by Yoko Ono and Claire Tabournet, as part of the academy's Giovedì della Villa programme involving pers...

Craww: Ebb and Flow at Nero Gallery

6 May-13 June. Nero Gallery presents Ebb and Flow, the first solo exhibition in Italy by the English artist Craww. The show comprises a collection of paintings and drawings of fantasy women and ani...

Lucia Crisci: Intimacies and Parodies

4 May-10 June. MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea presents Intimacies and Parodies, the gallery's first exhibition dedicated to the work of Roman artist Lucia Crisci. The 11 exhibited works hail from thre...

Evoca1: Mercy at Galleria Varsi

6 May-4 June. Galleria Varsi presents Mercy, the first Italian show by Evoca1, a Miami-based figurative painter from the Dominican Republic. The artist is known for his large-scale murals representing...

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...

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...

World Press Photo 2017

28 April-28 May. Each year an independent jury at the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam selects images for this prestigious recognition of international photojournalism. This year's winning...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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