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Escher, Cartier-Bresson, von Hagens and more else: the best exhibitions in Rome

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Date: 2014-10-29 17:44:16


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Exhibitions in rome

If you are planning your visit in Rome, of course don’t miss the must see places such as the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica of St.Peter, Colosseum, Campo dei Fiori, Spanish steps and more.

But save a part of your time during your stay in Rome to enjoy what the Eternal City continuously offers to everyone.

Actually, in every moment of the year there are interesting exhibitions in Rome.

Here is a selection of the best ones you will find in these months;

M.C. Escher: a dive into the Relativity

M.C. Escher

“I could fill an entire second life with working on my prints”
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972)

M.C. Escher is one of the most famous graphic artists of the 20th century.

Everyone knows at least one of his masterpieces such as Relativity, Transformation Prints, Sky&Water, Metamorphosis, Hands Drawing Themselves, etc.

During his life he traveled also in Italy and gave us two lithographs with a more realistic style: Castrovalva and Atrani.

After a long waiting period, finally an M.C. Escher exhibition is back in Rome.

His works are on exhibit at Chiostro Del Bramante, a space of the Renaissance in the heart of Rome, close to Navona square.

The exhibition will last until the 21st of February 2015.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 8pm (last admission 7pm)
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 9pm (last admission 8pm)

Full price € 13 (audio guide included)
Reduced € 11 (audio guide included)

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the pioneer of the photojournalism

”In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject“
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)

Henri Cartier Bresson

Witness of the 20th century, Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer named ‘the eye of the century.’

During his life he travelled a lot and captured several significant moments.

He was influenced by the surrealism, cinema and political background of his era.

Held before in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, now Henri Cartier-Bresson's exhibition is in Rome, at the Ara Pacis Museum, until the 25th of January 2015.

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am- 7pm
Last admission one hour before closing time.
On Friday and Saturday the exhibition only (not the Museum), for its entire duration, will be open until 10pm (last admission 9pm).

Price (exhibition only tickets):
Full price € 11
Reduced € 9

‘Under the skin’ with Gunter von Hagens

Body Worlds

“The older I get, the more I realize that Death is normal and it is Life that is exceptional”
Gunther von Hagens

Born in 1945, Gunther von Hagens is a German anatomist who became famous thanks to his innovative technique to preserve biological tissue specimens invented in 1977: the plastination.

BODY WORLDS: The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies puts together real human bodies and anatomic examples to lead the visitor into a deep experience, discovering the inner workings of a human body and the effects of poor/good health and lifestyle choices.

The first exhibition was in Tokyo in 1915 and from that moment it has been housed in more than 90 different cities.

Now it’s back in Europe and it’s housed by SET-Spazio Eventi Tirso in Rome until the 15th of February 2015.

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday:  10am – 9pm
Last admission one hour before closing time.

Full price €16
Reduced €12

franco Fontana

The Colors of Fontana

“For me the colors is a different way to observe the world”
Franco Fontana

Famous for his colorful landscapes, Franco Fontana is an Italian photographer born in 1933 who is known as the inventor of the photographic line.

His bright colors that seem to be unreal will impress each visitor of the exhibition housed in Palazzo Incontro, Rome, until the 11th of January.

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am-7pm (last admission half an hour before)

Full price €8
Reduced €6

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