Traiano. Costruire l’Impero, creare l’Europa

Until 18 Nov. Major show dedicated to Emperor Trajan on the 1,900th anniversary of his death.  In addition to outlining his public and private persona, the exhibition puts a particular emphasis on Tr...

Citazioni pratiche: Fornasetti a Palazzo Altemps

16 Dec-9 Sept. Rome's Palazzo Altemps celebrates its 20th anniversary by presenting an exhibition in collaboration with the acclaimed Milan design studio Fornasetti. The installation involves more tha...

Rome's Zoology Museum: Diverso per natura

22 Dec-30 June. Rome's Museum of Zoology hosts an exhibition showcasing the biodiversity of the capital and its hinterland, based on the museum's latest findings. The capital's parks and ancient ru...

Canti di Colore at Casa di Goethe

10 Feb-20 May. Canti di Colore (Songs of Colour) is an exhibition highlighting the art work of celebrated German composer Hans-Werner Henze (1926-2012), who lived for many decades in Italy, including...

Andreas Gursky: Bangkok at Gagosian Gallery

14 Dec-10 March. The Gagosian Gallery marks its tenth anniversary in Rome with an exhibition of photographs by German artist Andreas Gursky, on view for the first time in Italy.  The show comprises...

Lampedusa at Teatro Eliseo

31 Jan-18 Feb. Teatro Eliseo presents an Italian-language adaptation of Lampedusa by British playwright Anders Lustgarten. The hard-hitting tale focuses on mass migration, contrasting the life of Stef...

Giovanni De Cataldo: San Lorenzo

10 Feb-17 March. The z2o Sara Zanin Gallery presents San Lorenzo, the first solo show by the young artist Giovanni de Cataldo whose sculptural works are fused in the urban context of the Roman neighbo...

English language cinema in Rome 8-14 February

Rome cinemas showing movies in their original English language versions from 8-14 February.  THE 15:17 TO PARIS Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Directed b...

Cioccolentino chocolate festival 2018

10-14 Feb. The 15th edition of the Cioccolentino festival takes place in the Umbrian city of Terni, in honour of St Valentine’s Day, from 10-14 February. The event is designed to unite chocolate with...

Luis Felipe Ortega: A Horizon Falls, A Shadow

8 Feb-22 March. The Mattatoio in Testaccio hosts the first solo exhibition in Italy by Mexican artist Luis Felipe Ortega, who represented his country at the Venice Biennale in 2015. The theme of the g...

Klimt Experience in Rome

10 Feb-10 June. An interactive exhibition providing a multi-sensory experience into the paintings of Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt comes to Rome after successful runs in Milan and Reggia di Caserta....

Japanese Cultural Institute: Fuori Tutto

18 Jan-24 March. The Japanese Cultural Institute has at its disposal various precious Japanese artefacts which it loans regularly to non-profit institutions. This time however it is showing the works...

Equilibrio Festival 2018

3-24 Feb. This year Rome's annual contemporary dance festival is dedicated to France's contribution to modern dance in the 20th century, as part of a broader programme that each year sees a country ch...

Cesare Tacchi: Un Retrospettiva

7 Feb-6 May. The Palazzo delle Esposizioni holds a retrospective dedicated to the work of the important Roman artist Cesare Tacchi (1940-2014), a little over three years after his death. Described in...

Raphael's Esterházy Madonna at Palazzo Barberini

31 Jan-8 April. Raphael's Esterházy Madonna comes to Rome on loan rom the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest, the Hungarian National Museum of Fine Arts. The work was painted around 1508, between the en...

Villa Medici: Le numerose irregolarità

2 Feb-29 April. The French Academy at Villa Medici hosts an exhibition entitled Le numerose irregolarità (The numerous irregularities) featuring the work of Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé, who creates...

Assoli III at the Filarmonica Romana

9 Feb and 28 Feb. This is first in the third series of Assoli concerts to encourage young soloists of the Imago Sonora, the Filarmonica's resident contemporary music ensemble. There are six concert...

February 2018 events in Rome

Wanted in Rome's guide to the best events and things to do in Rome during February 2018. 1 Feb. Score some last-minute tickets to see English indie rock band alt-J perform at Rome's Palalottomatica....

Real Bodies

8 April-1 May. 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...

Mirko Basaldella at Rome's Jewish Museum

28 Jan-25 March. The Jewish Museum of Rome marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day by displaying the original 1949 sketch by Mirko Basaldella for the internal monument-gate at the Fosse Ardeatin...

Georges de Canino: la notte è scura

23 Jan-28 Feb. With the subheading Collage contro il terrore 1978-1983, this exhibition of works by Georges de Canino marks the 80th anniversary of Italy's racial laws, promulgated by the fascist regi...

Margareth Dorigatti: Deities, Colours, Days

25 Jan-10 March. MAC Maja Arte Contemporanea hosts Deities, Colours, Days, Margareth Dorigatti's most recent series of paintings. The works are themed around the planets, divinities and myths, with th...

Illuminating Poetry: Pre-Raphaelite and Beyond

29 Jan-28 April. An exhibition at the Keats-Shelley House shows a selection of books and manuscripts revealing how book illustration in the late 19th and early 20th century was influenced by mediaeval...

Alice Pasquini: The Unchanging World

Alice Pasquini hosts her first solo show in Rome in three years. 20 Jan-16 Feb. Celebrated street artist Alice Pasquini returns to exhibit in her native Rome after three years with a solo show at Phi...

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at Rome's MACRO

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is on show at Rome's MACRO from 19 January until 27 May.A major retrospective dedicated to the influential and experimental music group Pink Floyd was l...

Monet exhibition in Rome

19 Oct-3 June. The Vittoriano hosts an exhibition dedicated to Monet, the father of Impressionism, in what is one of Rome's biggest shows of the autumn-winter season. The exhibition comprises aroun...

Bernini exhibition at Galleria Borghese

1 Nov-20 Feb. Rome's Galleria Borghese celebrates the 20th anniversary of its reopening with an exhibition dedicated to Gian Lorenzo Bernini, whose spectacular sculptures are among the highlights of t...

Daniel Muñoz: Vexillum Transparent

20 Jan-25 Feb. Galleria Varsi presents a solo show by Daniel Muñoz - SAN, a Spanish street artist known for his participatory public art projects. Titled Vexillum Transparent, the exhibition at Var...

Dimensione fragile

20 Jan-24 Feb. Exhibition of 200 works by artists who in various ways and for various reasons have created fragile art at some stage during their careers. The show, which takes place in the Salone...

Photo Ark: Meraviglie del Mondo Animale

8 Dec-22 April. For the last 12 years National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has travelled to zoos all over the world, photographing 7,400 species held in captivity. Sartore intends to photo...

Propettiva Debussy

21 Jan-22 April. Six concerts of Debussy's chamber music in conjunction with the Accademia S. Cecilia to mark the centenary of the composer's death.In February there are three concerts in the serie...

Artisti all’Opera

Artisti all’Opera. Il Teatro dell’Opera di Roma sulla frontiera dell’arte.17 Nov-11 March. This sumptuous exhibition at Palazzo Braschi explores the relationship between Rome's opera house and artists...

Conversation Piece: Part IV

16 Dec-18 March. Under the title Giant steps are what you take, Fondazione Memmo presents Conversation Piece | Part IV, the latest installment in its cycle of exhibitions dedicated to Italian and fore...

Egizi Etruschi at Centrale Montemartini

21 Dec-30 June. Rome's Centrale Montemartini museum, in the Ostiense district, inaugurates its new temporary exhibition spaces with Egizi Etruschi. Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo dorato, highlighting...

Voglia d'Italia

7 Dec-4 March. With the subheading Il collezionismo internazionale nella Roma del Vittoriano, this exhibition comprises the vast collection of paintings and sculptures assembled by American husband an...
Gravity. Imaging the Universe after Einstein
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Gravity. Imaging the Universe after Einstein

2 Dec-29 April. Rome's MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo honours the scientific legacy of Albert Einstein with an exhibition exploring the "interconnected key concepts of space-time, cri...

Moto ondoso stabile

3 Dec-17 Feb. A group exhibition at z2o Sara Zanin Gallery offers a "fresh reflection on certain specific aspects of the medium of painting."  The show takes its cue from Anne Tyler's 1977 short stor...

Home Beirut: Sounding the Neighbors

15 Nov-20 May. This exhibition examines Beirut from the perspective of creative resistance, artistic innovation and hope, through more than 100 works by artists, architects, filmmakers, musicians, dan...

Filippo Lippi at Palazzo Barberini

17 Nov-18 Feb. With the title Altro Rinascimento: Il giovane Filippo Lippi e la Madonna di Tarquinia, this exhibition at Palazzo Barberini celebrates the centenary of the rediscovery of Our Lady of Ta...

I Grandi Maestri. 100 Anni di fotografia Leica

16 Nov-18 Feb. The Vittoriano hosts an exhibition highlighting the important role of Leica cameras in the evolution of modern photography over the last century. Oskar Barnack Inondazione in Wetzl...

Jim Dine: House of Words

27 Oct-5 March. The prestigious Accademia Nazionale di S. Luca presents House of Words, an exhibition of works by Jim Dine, the American exponent of Pop Art and the Neo-Dada movement. The exhibitio...

Totò Genio

20 Oct-18 Feb. The Museo di Roma in Trastevere traces the multi-faceted figure of Antonio de Curtis, better known by his stage name Totò, on the 50th anniversary of his death. The exhibition highli...
Enjoy: Art Meets Fun at Chiostro del Bramante
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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...
Enjoy at Chiostro del Bramante
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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 cont...

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...

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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