Upcoming exhibitions in Rome

Mummies: The Secrets of the Tomb

Where: Museo Fondazione Roma, Palazzo Cipolla
When: 18th October 2014 to 8th March 2015

The secrets of ancient Egypt have always elicited a strong fascination among the collective imagination and collections of Egyptian art within the major international museums are particularly popular.

Visitors to Rome will then surely delight in a new exhibition of mummies, which is generously on loan to the Museo Fondazione Roma by the British Museum, titled Mummies: The Secrets of the Tombs. The exhibition aims to answer some of the many questions that arise about the secrets of ancient tombs and is unique in that visitors can view a number of exceptional objects and exciting films, and be taken on a virtual journey through the secrets of Egyptian mummies that have been hidden for centuries.


Secession and Vanguard: The Art in Italy before the Great War 1905–1915

Where: GNAM National Gallery of Modern Art
When: 31st October 2014 to 15th February 2015

This exhibition aims to commemorate the centenary of the Great War with a grand exhibition focused on a period of time marked by political and social disputes, during which artists and critics were questioning the concepts of modernity and avant-garde.

The exhibition is curated by Stefania Frezzotti and includes approximately 150 works by 70 artists, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and works of applied art. It also explores that complex artistic, literary and political period immediately preceding the First World War.


American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

Where: Rome Foundation Museum, Palazzo Sciarra
When: 11th November 2014 to 8th February 2015

Over 100 works from the collections of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge will be shown outside of the USA for the first time, offering the European public a complete retrospective of the American artist.

Iconic works, such as The Runaway and The problem we all live with, will be on show as a part of the exhibition, sponsored by the Rome Foundation, as well as oil paintings, photographs and documents of the artist.


Photography: International Festival of Rome, XIII Edition: Portrait

Where: Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma
When: 27th September 2014 to 11th January 2015

The 13th edition of Photography: International Festival of Rome will be dedicated to portraits and their role in contemporary art, literature and film, as well as emphasising the interdisciplinary linkage of portraits to the fields of anthropological, philosophical, sociological and semiotic study.

A Capital in the Mirror: The Trevi District between Modern and Contemporary Age

Where: Museo di Roma in Trastevere
When: 1st October 2014 to 12th January 2015

This exhibition, which is being organised in conjunction with CROMA (the University Center for the Study of Rome), Università degli Studi Roma Tre and the Archives Capitol, aims to provide a key to understanding the transformations that started the process of the modernisation of the city of Rome.

Floor plans, photos, graphics and photographs, including several large pieces, and a selection of works from the collections of the Museum of Rome will be exhibited.


Henri Cartier-Bresson

Where: Ara Pacis Museum
When: 26th September 2014 to 6th January 2015

The Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition, curated by Clément Chéroux, which has been on show at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, has arrived at the Ara Pacis Museum. It is being presented exactly ten years after the death of Henri Cartier-Bresson and offers a new interpretation of the immense body of images that Cartier-Bresson left and covers the entire career of the great photographer.

Over 500 photographs, drawings, paintings, films and documents, together with a collection of less well-known images, will be exhibited.


The Keys of Rome: The city of Augustus

Where: Museo dei Fori Imperiali
When: 24th September 2014 to 12th April 2015

Commemorating the anniversary of the death Augustus, a new exhibition will be on show in Rome inspired by Augustus and the Roman Empire. As a part of the exhibit, visitors will “walk” on the city of Augustus to take in the mythical and historical landmarks through an interactive guide.

The exhibition is being promoted by Roma Capitale Departmente Culture and is displayed as part of a collaboration between four museums, providing four different perspectives on Roman culture. The four museums, located in different European cities (Rome, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Alexandria), have been selected to symbolise the “four corners” of the Roman world and together they present an unprecedented opportunity to see the Roman Empire from a very different historical, geographical, cultural and human viewpoint.

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