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The essential art guide for Rome. We cover Rome Museums, Rome Galleries and Rome Architecture. Whether you are interested in Rome Sculptures, Classical Art or Modern Contemporary Art or you would like to visit the most note-worthy Rome squares and Rome churches...
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Classical Rome Art Galleries

Rome Gallery Name: Musei Capitolini

Type: masterful XVI-century art gallery..
Address: Capitoline Hill
Note: … structurally planned by Michelangelo. It hosts important XIV to XVIII-century works by Caravaggio, Velàzquez, Rubens, among other legendary painters; beautiful ceramics and important frescoes and sculptures by Bernini; the artful Chapel and the legendary bronze statue of the Lupa (Rome’s she-wolf, the mother of Romulus and Remus)…Closed Mondays.

Rome Gallery: Musei Vaticani

Type: masterful art gallery…
Address: Viale Vaticano
Note: …and one of the most important in the world. In its collections are Tizianos, Raffaellos, Berninis and Leonardos. The structure includes the important Museo Egizio, the Museo Etrusco, the Museo Pio-Clementino and the masterful Stanze di Raffaello and the Appartamento Borgia. It is worth it to live the experience which takes us to the glories of Rome’s past.

Rome Gallery: Galleria Borghese

Type: original private art gallery of Cardinal Scipione Borghese…
Address: Villa Borghese, in the most beautiful park of Rome
Note: the gallery extended through time with beautiful art works, such as sculptures by Bernini, Tiziano, Caravaggio, the masterpiece Princess Paolina Borghese as Venus by Canova, and important ancient pieces coming from other galleries as Villa Giulia, Musei Capitolini, Museo Nazionale Romano, Museo Preistorico Etnografico and Museo dell’Alto Medievo. Closed Mondays.

Rome Gallery: Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel)

Type: with one of the master works by Michelangelo…
Address: The Vatican Museum
Note: …the creation and fall of Man and Humanity: the Universal Judgement on the vault... and the walls painted by grand artists as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Perugino, among others…The Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who made it build. Inside the chapel the Conclave takes place every four years. After Michelangelo finished the masterpiece, the Pope’s entourage criticized all those naked bodies. Closed Sundays, except for the last Sunday of the month.

Rome Gallery: Casa di Goethe

Type: house-museum
Address: Via del Corso, 18.
Note: the interesting aspect of this house-museum is the evidence of the Roman version of Goethe’s life, quite different from that in his native land. The apartments show the everyday life of an artist: his diaries, letters and studies on sculpture, architecture and color. The house also hosts cultural events addressing the cultural relationship between Italy and Germany.

Modern Rome Art Galleries

Rome Gallery: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Type: XIX to present art pieces…
Address: Viale Delle Belle Arti, 131; ph. 06-3217114.
Note: … exposed at the Galleria itself and distributed in four other museums by subject:
  1. Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen – it exhibits the works of the scuptor and painter in bronze and plaster, paintings, which represent his organic idea of constant artistic, philosophical, religious, and cultural progress. It is located in Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, 20; ph. 06-3219089
  2. Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi – it is a noble family’s house of the beginning of the XX century, used as a promotion and documentation centre for arts, fashion and customs. It is located in Via Boncompagni, 18; ph. 06-42824074.
  3. Raccolta Manzù – this museum is in honour of the famous artist and contains his mostly bronze pieces: sculptures, sketches, designs, among others, and prints. It is located in Via Laurentina, at km. 3 mt.2; ph. 06-9135022.
  4. Casa Museo Mario Praz – this is a very interesting museum because it has remained exactly as it was when its owner used to live there; he was a collector of art and furnishing pieces and an English literature expert. The museum is located in Via Zanardelli, 1.

Rome Gallery: Fondazione Memmo / Palazzo Ruspoli

Type: modern art collections…
Address: Via del Corso, 418; ph. 06-6874704.
Note: the Foundation takes its creator’s name, who is a passionate lover of art and art promotion, maintenance and studies. He has won several prestigious prizes for his humanistic involvement.

Rome Gallery: MACRO

Type: contemporary art
Address: Via Reggio Emilia, 54; ph. 06-671070400.
Note: a very interesting contemporary art museum and gallery, which also offers a videotheque, library, bookshop, guided tours to the public and schools and has a continuous program of events. The museum is also MACRO Future in Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4; ph. 06-5742647/284.

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