What's going on in Rome in November and December? here are a few not-to-miss exhibitions going on around town.

What's going on in Rome in November and December? here are a few not-to-miss exhibitions going on around town.

Hokusai. Sulle orme del Maestro

The Hokusai exhibition opened and mid-October and will continue until January 2018. The important Japanese artist is famed for the Great Wave and his depictions of Mount Fuji. He was a master of Ukiyo-e, woodblock prints depicting the beauty of ancient Edo, courtesans, and nature.

per info: http://www.arapacis.it/mostre_ed_eventi/mostre/hokusai_sulle_orme_del_maestro

100 Presepi

If you love Christmas traditions, see the 100 nativity scenes on display at the Sale del Bramante, from many regions of Italy and around the world.

Alongside traditional ones, there are original ones made from creative materials, such as cork, clay, the metal parts of cars, and even pumpkin seeds and ping pong balls! From November 23, 2017 to January, 7 2018.

Info: http://www.presepi.it/

Credits foto https://www.facebook.com/100presepi/

Traiano. Costruire l’Impero, creare l’Europa

If you love history and Ancient Rome, see the exhibition in tribute to Trajan that will open in late November, marking the 1900th anniversary of his death.

The exhibition will tell the life story of this emperor; a great leader and an enlightened man, he built infrastructure and architectural works and improved the lives of peasants and the poor through his laws and policies.

Info: http://www.mercatiditraiano.it/

Interesting fact:

His reputation as a just man has been passed down through the centuries, to the point that even at the entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington, the face of the statue of justice is that of Emperor Trajan!


We've talked about Bernini, the famous sculptor, artist, and architect. A great exhibition about him opened recently to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the reopening of Galleria Borghese.

Info: http://galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it/it/news/mostra-bernini

PICASSO. Tra Cubismo e Classicismo: 1915-1925

The exhibition about Picasso is ongoing at the Scuderie del Quirinale, marking the centenary of his trip to Rome (1917), when he met the ballerina  Olga Khokhlova, who became his wife.

Info: https://www.scuderiequirinale.it

Interactive exhibitions

If you are looking for something that will draw you in, perhaps with a bit of multimedia, here are a few interactive exhibitions:

  1. A tour with virtual reality of the restoration site of the Domus Aurea.
  2. The Spirit of Caravaggio, an immersive experience in the works of Caravaggio, with projections on floors, screens, and a reconstruction of the set of one of his most famous works, where you can even take a selfie to become the star of the painting.
  3. Journeys through the Forum, which we've talked about several times.
  4. The permanent exhibition about Leonardo Da Vinci, with over 200 machines and 65 working reconstructed models. Some of them can be touched and tried out for a full sensory experience.

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