Rome Art Now: The 5 most exciting art exhibitions in the city

From El Greco and Artemisia Gentileschi to Basquiat and Anish Kapoor, this season Rome offers a wide variety of major art shows to satisfy the most picky culture-lover. So, if you are visiting or planning to visit the city soon, we picked for you the five hottest art exhibitions right now in the Italian Capital.
 
 
Capitoline Museums - The Annunciation by El Greco
Until April 17, 2017
 
A rare chance to see El Greco's masterpiece, The Annunciation in museum outside Spain! The panel. a part of the enormous Retablo of Doña Maria de Aragon, is exhibited in Rome as part of the exchange project between Madrid’s Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Capitoline Museums, which has already been responsible for taking Caravaggio’s La Buona Ventura to the Spanish capital.
 
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El Greco, The Annunciation, ca. 1596-1600. Oil on canvas. 114 x 67 cm. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. INV. Nr. 171 (1954.1)
 
Admission: € 15,00 (Regular Fees, including the exhibitions "The Annunciation by El Greco" and "Leonardo da Vinci and the Flight" or € 16,00 (for the two exhibitions and addmission to Centrale Montemartini, valid for 7 days)

 
MACRO Via Nizza - Anish Kapoor
Until April 17, 2017
 
Every new exhibition by the celebrated contemporary artist is a fascinating art event and this year's show at MACRO is nothing less than spectacular. Some of the huge sculptures that excited us in the gardens of Versailles (summer 2015) are dominantly present alongside new, more organic, works in red & white!
 
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Anish Kapoor, installation view at MACRO, Rome, 2016
 
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Anish Kapoor, installation view at MACRO, Rome, 2016
 
Admission: € 11,00 full-price ticket

 
Museo di Roma - Artemisia Gentileschi and her times
Until May 8, 2017
 
Artemisia Gentileschi is one of the few female painters with a central role in Renaissance art history. The exhibition at Palazzo Braschi (Museo di Roma) examines both the artist's career and her life and places her work in comparison and contrast to the art of her colleagues.
 
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Artemisia Gentileschi Giuditta che decapita Oloferne, 1620-21 ca. Olio su tela, 199x162,5 cm Firenze, Gallerie degli Uffizi.
 
Admission: € 11,00 full-price ticket

 
Complesso del Vittoriano / Ala Brasini - Giovanni Boldini
Until July 16, 2017
 
The exhibition features the most representative work in Boldini's oeuvre and works by other artists who were his contemporaries. It reconstructs step by step the career of this great Italo-French artist (1842-1931), who was an anticipator of 20th-century modernity and famous for his depiction of the female beauty.
 
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Giovanni Boldini, Il vestito da ballo (signora che cuce; interno con giovane intenta a cucire), 1904 ca. Olio su tavola, 27x35 cm. Collezioni d'Arte Fondazione Cariparma, donazione Renato Bruson.
 
Admission: € 14,00

 
Chiostro del Bramante - Jean-Michel Basquiat
Until July 2, 2017
 
After the (ultra successful) Love exhibition, Chiostro del Bramante presents one of the most beloved figures of art in the last 40 years: Jean-Michel Basquiat, the street artist who became the hottest name in New York art in the late 70s; a hugely influential artistic mind, who explored themes of human identity, sexuality and race with a unique, rough, yet enchanting way.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Back of the Neck, 1983. Serigrafia a cinque colori con coloritura a mano su carta, cm 127,6 x 258,4. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Five Fish Species, 1983. Acrilico e pastello a olio su tela montata su tre tavole, cm 169,9 x 356,9. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
Admission: € 14,50

 
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
 
Capitoline Museums: Capitoline Square. Open every day.
MACRO Via Nizza: Via Nizza 138. Closed on Mondays.
Museo di Roma: Palazzo Braschi, Piazza di S. Pantaleo 10. Closed on Mondays.
Complesso del Vittoriano: Piazza Venezia. Open every day.
Chiostro del Bramante: Arco della Pace 5. Open every day.
 
Learn more about art exhibitions in the museums and galleries in Rome here!
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