Museums reopen in Rome

Museums will begin to reopen in Rome on Monday. This is exciting news, and we can look forward to some cool exhibitions and events in the pipeline.

The Torlonia Marbles

Photo ©Oliver Astrologo

The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces exhibition boasts 96 marbles from the Torlonia collection and has been extended to June 2021.

These beautiful masterpieces have been carefully restored by the Torlonia Foundation, thanks to a donation from Rome based designer brand Bulgari, who play a key role in the maintenance and patronage of some of the cities most beloved monuments.

Where: Capitoline Museums

When: now – June 29th 2021

Book your tickets here: http://www.museicapitolini.org/en/node/1006712

The Trajan Markets Museum

The Trajan Markets Museum has to be one of our favourite museums in Rome and we’re excited about their upcoming exhibition ‘Napoleon: The Empire’, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Napoleon. A collaboration between two interior designers, two graphic designers and archaeologists, you know it’s going to be good. A modern, fun interactive exhibition experience and the moment we’ve all been waiting for…museums, entertainment and an educational day out for the bambini. Watch this blog space, as we will be bringing you more details in our Trajan special very soon.

Where: Trajan Markets Museum

When: now – May 30th 2021

Book your tickets here: http://www.mercatiditraiano.it/en/node/1006984

MACRO

Nathalie Du Pasquier, Untitled, 2008. Oil on canvas.
Photo Alice Fiorilli. Courtesy of the artist

At the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, new Artistic Director Luca Lo Pinto presents us with eight new exhibition projects, one of which, Campo di Marte, is the first major solo exhibition at an Italian museum for mixed media artist Nathalie Du Pasquier. Bordeaux born Milan based Du Pasquier’s show incorporates one hundred works made from the 1980s to the present. 

Campo di Marte is also the title of her book, which was devised in March 2020 at a time when she was not painting and began cutting out photos of paintings produced between the 1980s and 2020, and made up of titles and poems in a mixed, surreal sequence.

“The book was supposed to come out at the same time as the exhibition opening. That won’t be the case, but it doesn’t matter as they really are two separate things. This paperback is not a catalogue at all: it’s something you can browse through even while sitting on the underground.”

Du Pasquier was one of the founding members of the Memphis Milan design group, designing mainly textiles, drawings, ceramics, carpets, furniture and other ‘objet d’art’ until 1987, when painting became her main medium.

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