4 Museums for a Rainy Day in Rome
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4 Museums for a Rainy Day in Rome

Readymade at the Gagosian, Impressionism at The Ara Pacis and Museo Palazzo Cipolla, and Nomachi photography at MACRO Testaccio. In a city like Rome, where a walk down any number of streets can lead you past classical statuary or opulent Baroque fountains, ensconcing oneself in a museum for the afternoon can sometimes feel redundant. Why pay … Continue reading

Urs Fischer at the Gagosian
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Urs Fischer at the Gagosian

Contemporary Art? Large scale installations? Comestible sculptural materials? If any of these words pique your interest, then hop the metro to Barberini and take a look at the wonderful and bizarre works of Swiss artist, Urs Fischer, showing at Rome’s Gagosian Gallery. It’s a tiny exhibition space, just three rooms inside a former bank from … Continue reading

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Roma Jazz Festival: Visual Jazz

Internationally acclaimed, Roma Jazz Festival returns this year, so get JAZZed up! Going on from October 12 – November 25, there is plenty of time to visit the Auditorium to catch all the sights and sounds that this year’s festival offers. This year’s theme,”‘Visual Jazz,’ aims at catching the trends and the evolution of jazz … Continue reading

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Review: Dalí at the Vittoriano

A blockbuster beginning to the spring museum season in Rome, the recently opened Dalí exhibition at the Vittoriano takes the novel, if not completely convincing, approach of presenting Italy as a shaping force in his work. It is a chaotic, vibrant, information-heavy exhibition that above all seeks to establish strong links between Dalí’s personal life … Continue reading

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GNAM! What’s up at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

Having been closed for a few months for renovations, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna is fully up and running, offering a wide range of artistic goodies. Situated right near the zoo, and bordering Villa Borghese, GNAM was established in 1883, with a mission to document ‘living’ art. Today, the museum primarily occupies itself with art from … Continue reading

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Lux in Arcana: View the Vatican’s Secret Archives

Wanna know the Pope’s secrets? Thought so. Well, starting tomorrow, for the low low price of 12 euro, you can view centuries of previously inaccessible documents from some of the most prominent events in Catholic history when “Lux in Arcana: The Vatican Secret Archives Reveals Itself” opens at the Capitoline Museums.  The Vatican Secret Archives … Continue reading

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This Weekend in Rome: February 24-26

Friday: Guggenheim Collection: The American Avant Garde opened at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni earlier this month, with a lineup drawn from New York’s roller skate-friendly* Guggenheim Museum. In conjunction with this exhibit, which examines American art from 1945-1980 with pieces by Warhol, de Kooning, Stella, Pollock, and Lichtenstein, among others, the Palazzo is hosting Ciao … Continue reading