Four Great Exhibitions in October in Rome

National Geographic, 125 Years. The Great Adventure

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Joanna Pinneo
Mali | 1997

The famous National Geographic organization is celebrating two large feats -the 125th birthday of the organization as well as its 15th anniversary in Italy. The best way to commemorate these accomplishments is with a brand new exhibition here in Rome. The exhibition harbors moving images throughout time, showcasing just what the organization is best known for. This includes a vivid image of an all white ‘spirit’ bear in its natural habitat as well as an emotional photograph of the completely sunken Titanic. History, old and new, told through captivating images is something that should not be missed as you celebrate with National Geographic.

Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Via Nazionale, 194. Tue-Sun 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm

entry fee €7.50 –

From 28 September 2013 till 2 March 2014


Cézanne and the Italian Artists of The XX Century

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Paul Cézanne
Les Fruits
Hermitage Museum

It is no secret that Italy is famous for breeding some of the world’s most famous painters. It is also no secret Paul Cézanne, known as the father of modern art, was one of the most influential painters of his time. This fall, you are invited to take a journey through the artwork of this famous French painter and discover his influence of some of the best Italian artists such as Boccioni, Morandi as well as others. At the exhibition you can have a look at a still life done by Cézanne and then compare the similarities and differences with another still life done by Boccioni. See the inspiration and motivation come to life before your eyes as you delve into beautiful works done by Cézanne and his Italian followers.

Complesso del Vittoriano

Via San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia). 

Mon-Thu 9.30am-7.30pm, Fri-Sat 9.30am-11pm, Sun 9.30am-8.30pm

entry fee €12.00 –

 from 4 October 2013 till 2 February 2014


Augusto at Scuderie del Quirinale

Augusto di Prima Porta Musei Vaticani, Città del Vaticano © Archivio fotografico Musei Vaticani © Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano
Augusto di Prima Porta
Musei Vaticani, Città del Vaticano
© Archivio fotografico Musei Vaticani
© Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano

This fall, museums around Rome will be largely dedicated to showing and embracing their history with exhibitions such as this one that explores one of the city’s most famous emperors, Augustus Caesar. Augustus, the adopted son of Julius Caesar encouraged Rome to expand and flourish to its greatest potential so it is no surprise that the city is honoring him and his career to mark the 2,000th anniversary of his death. His influence and importance is clearly depicted through statues dictating an imperial stance and portraits displaying elaborate décor found on cameos. Be sure to discover his story through various sculptures, paintings and jewelry carefully displayed together for the first time ever.

Scuderie del Quirinale

Via XXIV Maggio, 16. Tue-Thurs and Sun 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm. Closed Monday

entry fee €12.00 –

 From 18 October 2013 till 9 February 2014


Cleopatra. Rome and the Magic of Egypt at Chiostro del Bramante

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Stele di Irethor
Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie, Torino

The pride of Rome continues to be celebrated with this new exhibition honoring not only the life of Egypt’s last queen but her influence on the eternal city as well. Ornate images of Cleopatra depict the story of her life and the influence she had on the relationship between Rome and Egypt. Upon entering the museum, you will feel as if you were transported all the way to Egypt due to an emphasis on atmosphere with pieces depicting the Nile River and all of its natural inhabitants. Iconic images through history display the well-dressed Cleopatra as a bit of a fashion icon, this is celebrated at the exhibition as you can gawk over some of her jewelry pieces – especially the gold snake bracelet that you will wish you could take home with you.

Chiostro del Bramante

Via Arco della Pace, 5. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat & Sun 10am-9pm

entry fee €12.00 –

From 12 October 2013 till 2 February 2014

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