Top 3 picks: Exhibitions in Rome

A rebel against slavery, an iconic street artist turned art superstar and one of the most important Latin-American artists are this season’s top art picks in Rome! Moreover, the venues that host these exhibitions are three world-class architectural landmarks that absolutely enhance the experience!
 
Chiostro del Bramante - Jean-Michel Basquiat

With Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” being sold for a staggering 110.5 million dollars last week, the iconic artist is more popular than ever. This event-exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante (a gem-space on itself) offers  the opportunity to witness how Basquiat brought his unique and inherent street-art language to the hip New York museums and galleries during the late 70s and early 80s.
The exhibition will be on view until July 2, 2017
 
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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.


Ara Pacis Museum - Spartacus

From the iconic film by Stanley Kubrick to the blood-and-sex fueled TV series of Starz, the story of Spartacus proved to be an iconic symbol of revolt against slavery and oppression. The exhibition at Ara Pacis Museum, thanks to a team of archaeologists, set designers, directors and architects, brings the complex world of Ancient Roman slaves to today, starting with the last major slave revolt led by the hero between 73 and 71 BC.
The exhibition will be on view until September 17, 2017
 
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Complesso del Vittoriano / Ala Brasini - Botero

Fernando Botero is one of those artists whose pictorial language is instantly recognizable throughout the world; his full-figured men and women presents us a world of fantasy and tales, heavily influenced by the artist’s Latin American heritage but also from religion and the 16th century masters. The exhibition at Complesso del Vittoriano traces his whole career from 1958 to 2016!
The exhibition will be on view until August 27, 2017
 
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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
 
Chiostro del Bramante
Address: Arco della Pace, 5, 00186 Roma
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Ara Pacis Museum
Address: Lungotevere in Augusta, 00186 Rome
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Complesso del Vittoriano
Address: Via di San Pietro in Carcere, 00186 Roma
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