Your Gallery in Rome
Via Nizza, 138 (Nomentano)
Tues-Sun 10:30am – 7:30pm (ticket office closes at 6.30pm)
Entry fee €8-11
Piazza O. Giustiniani, 4 (Testaccio)
Tues-Sun 2:00pm-8:00pm (ticket office closes at 7.30pm)
* €12.50-13.50 for double entry ticket to both venues.
This invigorating museum has two locations that expose you to the wild world of modern art. With acclaimed international artists, a café, restaurant, terrace, bookshop and art installations, both galleries are fast becoming creative public meeting places. The Spazio Area has wifi, international art magazines, newspapers and holds events and workshops with poets, artists and philosophers. The MACRO in the Spazio area used to be a Peroni beer factory, while MACRO Testaccio is a former slaughterhouse with pavilions built as far back as 1888.
Via Guido Reni, 4/A (Flaminia)
Tues-Fri, Sun 11:00am – 7:00pm; Sat 11:00am-10:00pm (ticket office closes 1 hour prior)
Entry Fee €12 (free under age 14)
It’s not all crumbling ruins and ancient history in Rome. Locals and visitors alike have flocked to MAXXI to marvel at the building itself – designed by Zaha Hadid – and to appreciate the architecture, modern art and creativity in general. The premise is made up of two parts: MAXXI Arte and MAXXI Architettura. You will find art in the form of theatre, dance, music, fashion, graphics, film and advertising all under the roof of this catchy gallery. The MAXXI Architettura is a museum, archive, library and mediatheque that focus on promoting all forms of architecture. MAXXI’s exhibits also serve a didactic purpose, and explore history and politics through the modern art and fashion.
Tech-savvy art lovers will rejoice over the MAXXI’s participation in the Google Art Project. This project allows you to see works of art, architecture and photography collections all online giving you a virtual tour of the galleries.
Via Francesco Crispi, 16 (Centro storico)
Tues-Sat 10:30am-7:00pm & by appointment
This is one of Larry Gagosian’s 15 eponymous galleries. The others are in equally fabulous cities including New York, London, Paris, Athens and Hong Kong. He opened Rome’s gallery in 1979 and it features an enormous exhibition hall designed by the late Roman architect Firouz Galdo. The Gagosian Gallery specializes on showing modern and contemporary art and has even featured work from legendary artists such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Claude Monet and many more.
Dorothy Circus Gallery
Via dei Pettinari, 76 (Centro storico)
Mon 10:30am-6:30pm; Tues 10:30am-7:00pm
Tues-Thurs 3.30pm-7.30pm; Fri-Sat 11.30am-7.30pm
Named after the leading lady in The Wizard of Oz and the marvel that joins art, music, theatre and entertainment, Dorothy Circus Gallery was founded in 2007 by director Alexandra Mazzanti. Exploring the “boundaries between New York and Wonderland,” Dorothy Circus hosts shows that are intrinsic to the idea of art as an immersive experience. Contemporary artists such as Jonathan Viner, Ron English, Alex Gross, Joe Sorren, James Jean, and Travis Louie have been brought to the spotlight in the Dorothy Circus Gallery.
Marie-Laurie Fleisch Gallery
Via di Pallacorda, 15 (Centro Storico)
Mon-Fri 2:00pm-8:00pm; Sat 4:00pm-8:00pm; Sun by appointment
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch is a unique space dedicated specifically to art on paper- a material that is both antique and modern. Artists from all over the world such as Etti Ebergel, Hilla Ben Ari and Sergio Breviario have brought their work and culture to the gallery. From beginning to end, you will be captivated by what surrounds you in this gallery.
Via della Barchetta, 13 (Campo dè Fiori)
Tues-Fri 3:30-7:00pm; Sat 10:00am-7:00pm
Dedicated to drawing and illustration, Tricromia Gallery was founded in 1990 and relocated to new premise last April. The gallery loves to highlight the simplicity of art drawings and the playful spirit behind the artists and their masterpieces. Tricromia is also a publisher and routinely publishes an artist’s book to accompany each exhibition with works chosen by the artists themselves.
RvB Arts Gallery
Via delle Zoccolette, 28 & Via Giulia, 193 (Centro storico)
Tue-Sat 11:00am-1:00pm & 4:00pm – 7:30pm
RvB Arts gallery specializes in affordable and original art, displaying mediums such as painting, sculpture and photography. Focusing on emerging Italian artists, RvB hosts exhibitions and events for small-budget art lovers, as well as seasoned collectors with a keen eye for new talent.
Emmeotto Living Gallery
Via di Monte Giordano, 36 (Centro storico)
Mon-Fri 10:30am-1:30pm & 2:30pm-7:30pm; Saturday by appointment
A gorgeous contemporary space in the historic Palazzo Taverna, this gallery invites a multi-sensory experience. The gallery organizes art events and aims to “boost the vitality of contemporary art in all its heterogeneous forms.” Utilizing both the physical space and art works displayed, this gallery creates a dialogue between the art, design, fashion and culinary worlds. Emmeotto Living Gallery combines elements of life to provide viewers with a new unique contemporary art experience.
Lorcan O’Neill Gallery
Vicolo Dei Catinari, 3
Located in a refurbished stable, this hip gallery was set up by a former London art dealer. Inside Lorcan O’Neill, delightful, exotic, and thought provoking contemporary art awaits you. Many international artists such as Hannah Liden and Carsten Nicolai showed their work for the first time in Rome at this trendy gallery.
Via di San Salvatore in Campo, 51 (Campo de’ Fiori)
Tues-Sat 12:00pm- 8:00pm; Sun 3:00pm-8:00pm
The Varsi Gallery is the new kid on the block. In the last two years, it has focused on artists who use their cities’ sidewalks, walls, or metro stations as the canvases for their pieces. The gallery draws attention to up-and-coming urban artists from around the world who celebrate and critique the modern metropolis. The gallery also has a bookshop “dedicated to underground culture” that features the artists displayed.
Z20 Sara Zanin
Via della Vetrina, 21 (Navona)
Tues-Sat 1:00pm- 7:00pm or by appointment
Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery is spacious and bright with airy white rooms that act as a blank page. The galleria seeks to elevate surrealist modern and post-modern artists who go beyond traditional mediums to captivate the viewer. Over the years Z20 has established itself by participating in major Italian exhibitions and collaborating with national museums.
Via Raffaele Cadorna, 28 (Repubblica)
Mon-Fri 11:00am – 7:30pm
Just like the intense shade of red from which its name originates, Rosso Cinabro, represents an extraordinary passion for art. Founded in 2009, this gallery has always been committed to making art accessible to the public. They have organized over 100 exhibitions in the past four years, from solo shows of distinguished international artists to collective exhibitions of up-and-coming local art virtuosos.
Via Sforza Cesarini, 43a (Centro Storico)
Tues-Sat 1:00pm – 7:00 pm
Since 2003, Monitor Gallery has been on the cutting edge of the contemporary art scene both in Rome and at its gallery in New York City. They never stray from the main goal of “offering an experimental space for a new generation of artists.” Monitor has featured a number of up and coming Italian artists such as Francesco Arena and Nico Vascellari, with whom the gallery has hosted several events.
Fondazione Pastificio Cerere
Via degli Ausoni, 7 (San Lorenzo)
Mon-Fri 3:00pm-7:00pm; Sat 4:00pm-8:00pm
This gallery is one fourth of the Pastificio “group” that includes a restaurant, artist studio space and event space all in the up-and-coming hipster haven, San Lorenzo. Founded in 2004 in a former pasta factory, the Pastificio Foundation focuses on education, making art accessible and “promoting and disseminating contemporary art.
Pio Monti Gallery
Piazza Mattei, 18 (Jewish Ghetto)
Mon-Sat 12:00pm -8:00pm
Founded in 1969 by a stalwart of the Italian contemporary arts scene and an avant-garde contemporary of Andy Warhol, this gallery is located in the beautiful Roman Ghetto. The gallery specializes in showing art that possess deep meaning and magnificent emotions. Its exhibition space consists of two rooms, one of which opens directly onto the gorgeous Piazza Mattei while the other is more internal.
Viale Somalia, 33 (Africano)
This is more than just a gallery. It is a socially engaged hub of creativity assisting the development of international artists and the discourse surrounding them. Its program is curated by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni and involves exhibitions, seminars, performances, screenings, research and educational activities plus residencies for artists, curators… and even critics! Some of its luminous collaborators include Marina Abramovic and Tracey Moffatt.
Valentina Bonomo Gallery
Via del Portico D’Ottavia, 13 (Jewish Ghetto)
Since 2002, curator Valentina Bonomo has represented both established international artists and rising stars in this atmospheric art space. The bright walls inside this alluring gallery give a great climate for the artists to tell their stories through their works of art. From paintings and photographs, to sculptures and installations, everything that awaits you inside is one of a kind.
Via di Parione, 9 (Navona)
Tue–Sat 10:30am-1:30pm & 3:30pm-7:30pm; Sun 3:00pm-7:00pm
Marta Bandini and Electra Bottazzi opened Parione9 to create a space to promote and share their passion for art and culture with the public. This gallery strives to stimulate the curiosity and creativity of the people while expanding the boundaries of art to new artistic languages. P9 loves exchanging ideas for projects between artists and the audience as well. This is a gallery that’s worth a visit if you are in the area.
Via del Boschetto, 117 (Monti)
Tues-Thurs 10:30am-8:00pm; Monday 4:30pm-8:00pm; Fri and Sat 10:30am-9:00pm
Nestled in the alternative alleyways of Monti, Ashanti Gallery is a jewels factory offering a treasure trove of jewellery design, paintings, and various other initiatives. It is run by a young and enterprising group of collaborators overseen by owner Raffaele Cinzio. Exhibitions feature artists’ collectives and this year the gallery is celebrating its 15th birthday.
Galleria del Cembalo
Largo Fontanella di Borghese, 19
Thurs-Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm; Sat 10:30am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-7:00pm & by appointment
Named for its “Harpsicord” shape, the Galleria del Cembalo is a monument to its original owner Marcantonio IV Borghese. The 18th century aristocrat wanted to bring fame and importance to his family by decorating his home. The ground floor living rooms of the palace, overlooking a beautiful garden, host many works by popular late 18th century artists. The gallery also offers art and photography exhibitions of work by contemporary artists. This gallery used to be and still is, a popular destination for travelers from around the world.