Exhibitions in Rome - Recommended Museums and Galleries in Rome With Changing Exhibitions

Rome is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and there is no disputing the fact that it is also a city of culture in all of Iberia. You will find everything there - museums, operas, theaters, concerts, art galleries and exhibitions (and much more). Rome without art is like Milan Without fashion - art is here in every stone and in every corner and occupies an honorable place in the cultural institutions, many of which revolve around it and put on changing exhibitions. Art lovers and want to discover interesting places with changing exhibitions? That's exactly why we are here with a crazy little list! Exhibitions in Rome, let's go!

Palazzo Bonaparte

Palazzo Bonaparte means “Bonaparte Palace” in Italian. If the name Bonaparte reminded you of Napoleon, it is no coincidence, because it is a luxurious palace from the 17th century, where his mother lived until her death. This beautiful historic building is known for the green balcony from which it overlooks the passers-by of Piazza Venezia and Via del Corso. From 2019, the palace serves as a cultural and artistic space, with cultural and educational events for young people and families. The first exhibition he put on was dedicated to Impressionism, and he puts on alternating exhibitions. From August 14 to September 4, an exhibition of Han Yuchen, the Chinese “master” of modern oil paintings, is on display. The exhibition deals with the subject of Tibet and is divided into three parts: portraits, spirituality and landscapes. The artist is very connected to traditional values, and also to the European art of the 19th century, and these values are expressed in his art. The exhibition aims to respect the socio-cultural discourse between Italy and China, as well as to represent some of the most profound changes in Tibetan society. Another exhibition that will be shown until August 28 is that of the Italian artist-sculptor Jago. It presents a series of his works, including sculpted river stones and monumental sculptures, characterized by great emotionality, showing a wide range of emotions. Every corner of this palace is magic, with “dominant” colors in shades of red and gold, and the palace is a great work of art in itself, with or without the exhibitions!

The special detail – a beautiful palace that serves as a cultural space

Address: Piazza Venezia 5 | Link for orders | Instagram


Museum of Rome - Museo di Roma

Museo di Roma, which means “Museum of Rome” is also located in a historic building, in a house from the neoclassical period, and currently exhibits there. Its location is central, near Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori, and it is surrounded by Baroque and Renaissance buildings. The museum is dedicated to local history, culture and art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, and displays, among other things, a large and diverse collection of furniture, clothing, works of art, sculpture, frescoes (murals), photographs and more. On the ground floor there is a collection of Pope Pius VI, including portraits of his family; The second floor displays paintings, frescoes and sculptures from noble families in Rome. The ground floor also hosts changing exhibitions, and the exhibition currently on display (until September 4) aims to showcase the precious legacy of Gino Strada, a surgeon and human rights activist, and convey a culture of rights and peace. The exhibition is “packed” with artists, among them comic book authors and important illustrators. Entrance to it is free and it is closed on Mondays. Worth a visit (both the museum and the exhibition)!

The special item – presents art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century

Address: Piazza San Pantaleo 10, Piazza Navona 2 | Link for orders | Instagram

Chiostro del Bramante

Chiostro del Bramante means “Cloister of Bramante”. This is a cloister (an element of monastery architecture) designed by the Renaissance architect Donto Bramante. It is a Renaissance building from 1500 located in the heart of Rome, within walking distance of Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and other well-known sites. It is considered one of the most impressive in Italian Renaissance architecture. Today it is a complex for events, conferences, performances, exhibitions and more, and it also has a cafe and a bookstore. You can see from the first floor a fresco by Raphael, The Sybils (in which four women receive instructions from angels), located in the nearby church of Santa Maria della Pace. The rotating exhibition currently on display, until August 23, is called Crazy, and as it is named, it deals with the subject of madness in modern art. 21 international artists participate in it, and the works are displayed inside and outside the building. Who would have thought that a place called “Cloister” would be so cool?

The special detail – a complex with a variety of activities

Address: Via Arco della Pace 5 | Link for orders | Instagram



If you got a slight déjà vu, we can’t blame you – we already wrote about the Maxi Museum in the article about the recommended museums in Rome. So as a reminder, this is the National Museum of Modern Art and Architecture, which was also praised for its design. It boasts many good changing exhibitions, and here are examples of some of them: The “Amazonia” exhibition by the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, which deals with his journey to the Amazon forest, where he took 200 photos of the tropical region and its inhabitants; An exhibition by Japanese artists Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tamasu (Daido Moriyama, Shomei Tamasu) that will remain until October 16, 2022. It presents photographs of people on the move in cosmopolitan Tokyo. The exhibition invites its viewers to “visit” Tokyo through photographs of its residents; an exhibition of young artists selected by international judges, which will remain until September 20; And another exhibition of 150 photographs from the period after World War II until today, with photographs from large and small cities, workplaces, hospitals and more. At Maxi you will enjoy at the maximum level!

The special detail – presents a variety of changing exhibitions

Address: Via Guido Reni 4/A | Link for orders | Instagram

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

The last museum on our list is also dedicated to modern art, and it is also amazing in its beauty. It includes the largest collection in Italy of Italian works from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as works by well-known foreign artists such as Cézanne, Monet and Van Gogh. The collection brings to light the main artistic currents of these centuries, such as Impressionism and Neoclassicism to Surrealism and Futurism. It also includes art created after World War II, such as Pop Art, and works by contemporary artists. The rotating exhibitions did not miss this museum: one of them is dedicated to the role of the carpet in art, craft and design (until September 4); One dedicated to a great painter from the 20th century named Fabrizio Calricci (until September 2) and a photography exhibition by the artist Chiara Betsi (until September 9). Want to see!

The special detail – includes the largest collection in Italy of 19th and 20th century art

Address: Viale delle Belle Arti 131 | Link for orders  | Instagram


So what did we have here? breathtaking buildings; sculptures; Renaissance art; modern Art; Impressionism; Photographs, murals… or in three words: a lot of art. After all, we have already mentioned that Rome is a city of art, and it is indeed full of museums, galleries and many exhibitions dedicated to this beautiful side of humanity, which “runs” us away from routine everyday life towards magical and imaginative realms. And we in Rome will conclude with the correct (in our eyes) and somewhat dramatic statement: art or die!


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