A very special Christmas gift to all visitors from Roma Capitale, thanks to two special loans from the Fondazione Guglielmo Giordano and the Fondazione Sorgente Group: the exhibition of two paintings by Pinturicchio in the Capitoline Museums.
This display is featured as part of an exchange of works of art from prestigious European and American museums, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth loaned to the Capitoline Museums refined bronze head of an Apoxyomenos, a figure of an athlete, who has just finished exercising, depicted in the act of cleansing himself in a traditional manner. With a slightly larger head size and, until recently, mounted on a draped bust of Renaissance date, the statue was probably a version of the bronze datable to the fourth century BC.
For the first time, an exhibition of sixty-six drawings that aims to provide a detailed comparison between two great masters of the Italian Renaissance.
Images, objects and videos of an extraordinary life tell the story of man who has marked an era: Pope John Paul II. An exhibition that aims to reveal even the Pope's intimacy, a man who gave all of himself to God's people, becoming a beacon of peace.
The Oath. Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy
On display, for the first time, the letter sent by Giuseppe Mazzini to Giuseppe Giglioli on July 21, 1831 containing the oath of membership to the " Giovine Italia” (Young Italy). The exhibition is sponsored by the Prime Minister's Presidency and Roma Capitale.
Second in the series “I giorni di Roma” (The days of Rome), this exhibition offers the chance to ponder on Roman portraits, a real communication tool used to affirm political and social prestige in public and commemorative monuments, tombs and private houses from the late Republican age.
On display are the copper axes (2500-2300 BC) from the Royal Palace of the ancient city of Batrawy (northern Jordan), discovered by the archaeological mission of the Sapienza University of Rome, after the restoration carried out by the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro in Rome.