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The Musician
Esedra di Marco Aurelio
11 December 2010 - 27 February 2011

Visitors can enjoy an important masterpiece of a genius of the Italian Renaissance, the “Musician” by Leonardo da Vinci, a painting that has never been seen outside the Ambrosiana Library in Milan, on display at the Capitoline Museums.

The "Two Wrestlers" by Michelangelo
Sala degli Arazzi, Palazzo dei Conservatori
29 October - 5 December 2010

The “Two Wrestlers”, a terracotta sketch by Michelangelo, was reassembled in its current form in 1926. On display in Rome at the Hall of the Tapestries of the Capitoline Museums on exceptional loan from the Casa Buonarroti in Florence.

The Italian Majolica between 1500 and 1600
Musei Capitolini
20 October 2010 - 16 January 2011

The exhibition Il "Bianco" a Tavola: The Italian Majolica between 1500 and 1600 arrives at the Capitoline Museums in Rome after having been on display in two other major museums: the Museum of Ceramics in Ascoli Piceno and the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza.

Images and stories from the Defence of Rome: September 8-10, 1943.
Porta San Paolo: September 8, 2010, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Capitoline Museums: Tabularium: September 9 - October 3, 2010
9 September - 3 October 2010

The exhibition commemorates the wartime events occurred at Porta San Paolo on September 8-10, 1943 for the Defense of Rome by the Lancers of Montebello and the Grenadiers of Sardinia against the German occupying forces.

Palazzo Nuovo
10 June - 31 October 2010

The exhibition, organized on the occasion of the celebration of 90 years of friendship between the Knights of Columbus and the city of Rome, traces through photographs, portraits, documents and newspaper articles, the history of the Catholic mutual aid society “Knights of Columbus”, which was founded on October 2 1881 by Father Michael J. McGivney.

The Fascination of Greek Art in Rome
Palazzo Caffarelli
13 March - 26 September 2010

The five-year project “I Giorni di Roma” (The Days of Rome) opens with a great exhibition of masterpieces of ancient art, coming from the most important European museums, and dating back to the period following the conquest campaigns in Greece (from the end of III century BC to the second half of the 1st century BC). This was one of the most crucial periods for the future cultural and artistic identity of Rome, not only in the Republican age.

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