30 Nov-6 March 2011. Rome and the Ancient: Reality and Vision in 1700. After the success of the exhibition dedicated to Edward Hopper, Fondazione Roma Museo turns its attention to ancient art with this new event dedicated to the re-discovery of antiquity in Rome in the 1700s, a century of great archaeological excavations.
On display are 140 works of art such as paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and archaeological finds from important Italian and foreign museums.
Masterpieces from ancient Rome are placed next to 18th century contemporary works to give visitors an idea of the competition that inspired the arts in Rome at that time. Particularly suggestive are the ancient sculptures Apollo Citharoedus and the Herm of Pericles on loan from the Vatican Museums, Flora and Eros from the Capitoline Museums, the Muse and the head of Serapis from the Prado in Madrid and the Minerva d