Sunday 5 December the appointment with the first Sunday of the month with free admission returns, promoted by Roma Culture, Capitoline Superintendency for Cultural Heritage.
All visitors – both residents and non-residents – will have free access to the civic museums in the archaeological area of the Circus Maximus (from 9.30 to 16.00, last admission at 15.00), to the archaeological area of the Imperial Fora (entrance from the Trajan’s Column 08.30 – 16.30 last entrance one hour earlier).
Admission without reservation. Reservations required at 060608 (every day 9.00 – 19.00) only for groups of visitors.
On the first free Sunday in December, you can visit the Capitoline Museums, the Trajan’s Markets – Museum of the Imperial Forums, the Ara Pacis Museum, the Centrale Montemartini, the Museum of Rome, the Museum of Rome in Trastevere, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Museums of Villa Torlonia, the Civic Museum of Zoology, the Giovanni Barracco Museum of Ancient Sculpture, the Carlo Bilotti Museum – Villa Borghese Orangery, the Napoleonic Museum, the Pietro Canonica Museum in Villa Borghese, the Museum of the Roman Republic and of Garibaldi’s memory, the Museum of Casal de ‘Pazzi, the Museum of the Walls and the Villa of Maxentius.
The current exhibitions
Visitors will have the opportunity to admire both the masterpieces of the permanent collections and the works exhibited in the numerous and different temporary exhibitions in progress.
Starting from the Capitoline Museums, where it is possible to observe, in the Sala della Lupa e dei Fasti Antica, the multimedia exhibition project The legacy of Caesar and the conquest of time, which tells the story of Rome from its origins to the dawn of the imperial age thanks to multimedia; moreover, in the Exedra of Marcus Aurelius, the hand of the bronze colossus of Constantine was recomposed with the found fragment of the bronze finger from the Louvre Museum www.museicapitolini.org.
The Alberto Biasi exhibition is currently underway at the Ara Pacis Museum. Dive into the rainbow, an anthology of the great Master’s production, one of the undisputed protagonists of post-war art in Italy www.arapacis.it.
At the center of the Napoleon exhibition. The last act, at the Napoleonic Museum, are the events of the exile, the death and the subsequent process of mythologizing the French emperor www.museonapoleonico.it.
From 24 November, at the Centrale Montemartini, another 6 splendid mosaics have been added to the wide selection of masterpieces from the Capitoline collections in the Colors of the Romans exhibition. The mosaics from the Capitoline collections www.centralemontemartini.org.
There are three photographic exhibitions to visit at the Museum of Rome in Trastevere: Prima, donna. Margaret Bourke-White, a retrospective that documents the vision and life of the American photographer, one of the most representative and emblematic figures of photojournalism, through over 100 images; Calogero Cascio. Picture Stories, 1956-1971, the first anthological and historical-critical work dedicated to one of the great protagonists of Italian photography of the late twentieth century; and Labirinti in Trastevere, a photographic and audiovisual experiential path based on the observation of the XIII Rione www.museodiromaintrastevere.it.
Felice Levini at the Carlo Bilotti Museum in Villa Borghese. Horizon of events illustrates in a complete and exhaustive way the universe of the Roman artist, from sculptures to papers, from paintings to ceramics. While, at the nearby Pietro Canonica Museum, the exhibition Dante in the sculptures of Pietro Canonica, on the occasion of the seven hundred years since the death of Dante Alighieri, deepens the relationship between the sculptor and the great poet.
At the Casino dei Principi in Villa Torlonia, Piero Raspi: from light to color. Paintings 1955-2005, covers the artistic life of one of the protagonists of the Italian informal period, whose painting has evolved from the most constructive experiences of the sixties to the more lyrical ones typical of the eighties, nineties and two thousand. Also at Villa Torlonia, but at the Casina delle Civette, in the exhibition Alfabeti Riflessi. Art and writing beyond borders, between tradition and experimentation, the art of Arabic calligraphy confronts the ancient engraving technique giving rise to a choral work in which different cultures, languages and alphabets are manifested in a close dialogue www.museivillatorlonia.it.
The Gallery of Modern Art proposes Vinicio Berti. Antagonist I continue with a selection of paintings that reconstruct the thematic and iconographic phases of the artist as well as unpublished archival and photographic documentation www.galleriaartemodernaroma.it.
At the Civic Museum of Zoology in the exhibition For the love of animals. Love for animals, by Elena Engelsen, 22 sculptures in bronze and marble tell the story of biodiversity and the search for a coexistence respectful of animal species and the environment.
An exception to the free admission: the exhibition Torlonia marbles. Collecting masterpieces at the Capitoline Museums – Villa Caffarelli, extended until January 9, 2022, with over 90 works selected from the 620 marbles cataloged and belonging to the Torlonia collection, the most prestigious private collection of ancient sculptures.
The Klimt. The Secession and Italy, at the Museum of Rome, with which, 110 years after his participation in the 1911 International Art Exhibition, Gustav Klimt returns to Italy.
Admission to these exhibitions is allowed with a reduced ticket for MIC Card holders.
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