Exhibitions in Rome

MAURICE DENIS… COMING SOON TO ROME

MAURICE DENIS… COMING SOON TO ROME

Summer has just begun, and yet in many museums in Rome the forthcoming season of exhibitions has already being refined.
Right across the fresh and relaxing environment of Villa Borghese (the central park in Rome), for instance, the specialist team at the National Gallery of Modern has been working on Maurice Denis, dai Nabis a una Nuova Spiritualità (Maurice Denis, from the Nabis to a new spirituality), the new exciting art event scheduled from 20 November 2015 until 3 April 2016.
The exhibition will revisit, throughout one hundred works of his, the evolution of the French artist from a legendary post-impressionist avant-gard group which had named itself “Nabis” (Hebrew word for “prophet”, with reference to the new forms of expressions created by this artistic group), to the “Ateliers d’Art Sacré”, that on the other side attempted to reconcile the Church institution with the modern civilization.
Maurice Denis stands against any  sort of art aiming at sacrificing the emotions to conventional patterns; consistently, he is as against the “dead prose” of realism. He is a promoter of  living poetry instead, where the personality of the artist is the only crucial issue during the creative process: “What really creates a work of art is the power and the will of the artist” and “anything necessary to a paint well has to be sincere.’’
From Yes Hotel just catch metro line A and get off at Flaminio. From there either bus #910 or tram 19 will take you right opposite the National Gallery of Modern Art!

TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

Rome Fringe Festival – since 2011 a most awaited event every Summer – is just around the corner. From May 29 to July 5 the gardens of Castel Sant’Angelo will be livened up more than ever by this festival entirely dedicated to independent theatre & performative arts.
Every day from 9am to 2 in the night the whole area will be popping with an explosion of non-stop shows, art exhbits, day & night markets, refreshment areas, wine & food tasting, workshops and kids activities. All is free but the shows, which €5 ticket will be paid directly to the given performing company. A considerable variety of performances are scheduled indeed, involving involving song theatre, comedy, drama, social theatre, dance, stand up, street art, clowning, puppet, poetry, literature.
The festival definitely has an international appeal: a number of foreign artists play their role in it.
The daily programme will follow this sketch:

  • from 9am to 4.30pm: market, summer camp for children by Arteficine, free events and gastronomy
  • from 6pm to 8.30pm: aperitif, concerts, food tasting and market
  • from 8.30pm onwards nine shows of any sort descrive above

From Yes Hotel, to go and enjoy the breeze nearby the Tiber river, at Castel Sant’Angelo gardens, you just need to catch bus #40 express or metro line A and get off at Lepanto!

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART: BAROQUE IN ROME

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART: BAROQUE IN ROME

A majestic cultural event will be running in the Eternal City until July 26th: Baroque in Rome a “multi-venue” exhibition which traces rise and peaks of the art movement which still marks so neatly the Roman skyline.
The event counts in fact on several venues all over the city center, each of them offering its own contribution to give vistors an idea of what Baroque age meant to Rome.
Below the complete lists of places:

  • Museum of Rome (Palazzo Braschi): exhibition; “baroque parties”
  • St. Yves at the Sapienza: thematic tour; exhibition
  • Oratorio dei Filippini: thematic tour
  • Palazzo Colonna: guided tour
  • Palazzo di Propaganda Fide: thematic tour
  • Vatican Museums, Apostolic Palace and St. Peter’s basilica: a special itinerary about Bernini & the Vatican
  • Doria Pamphilj Gallery: thematic tour
  • Capitoline Museums: itinerary across the baroque masterpieces in the
  • National Gallery of Ancient Art (Palazzo Barberini): itinerary
  • Academy of Fine Arts: conference
  • Castel Sant’Angelo: thematic exhibition on the baroque fireworks
  • Fondazione Roma Museo – Palazzo Sciarra: conferences

Not just painting masterpieces will be on display, as conferences, concerts, workshops for both kids and adults, thematic tours and many more satellite events will be part of Baroque in Rome. For more details don’t hesitate to ask our staff at Yes Hotel!

STEVE MCCURRY’S GAZE… AND BEYOND

STEVE MCCURRY’S GAZE… AND BEYOND

Steve McCurry is no doubt one of the most representative figures in contemporary photography. His works appeared on the covers of a number of books and magazines worldwide. During his long career he  published more than a dozen volumes and exposed his images in solo and group exhibitions around the world.
McCurry starts his life in a suburb of Philadelphia (USA) in 1950 and studies cinematography at Pennsylvania State University before starting to work for a local newspaper. After years as a freelance, he travels to India and explores it far and wide. After crossing the border with Pakistan, he gets to know a group of Afghan refugees who do enter illegally in Afghanistan. It’s 1985, and it’s when he will have the chance to take one of the most iconic pictures of this century.
Since then, McCurry continues to describe the world through his photographs, ranging from the theme of conflict to that of cultures and traditions in danger, always focusing on these with a human gaze rich of empathy.
The exhibit has on display one-hundred-fifty works of his: side by side to those classical, worldy renowned masterpieces, one will find his most recent portraits, several not published anywhere else before. He challenges the viewer to follow his itinerary, recently made of “an unusual search, moving beyond the gaze, through doors and windows to describe space and light, to overcome pain and fear”.
“Steve McCurry. Beyond the Gaze” is at Teatro 1 in Cinecittà, the famous film studios. To go there just catch metro line A and get off at the namesake stop. The exhibit is open from 9:30 am to 7pm every day but Tuesdays.
Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to provide you with more info!

LOVE & LIFE ACCORDING TO MARC CHAGALL

LOVE & LIFE ACCORDING TO MARC CHAGALL

March Chagall and his personal experience in life and love will be soon on exhibit in Rome. A co-operation between the Eternal City and Jerusalem indeed is bringing to Italy 150 woks of art by the Jewish painter, who was born in Russia in 1887 and settled down in France, where he died in 1985.
The whole exhibition is about the strong relationship between Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld, who was not only his wife but also his artistic muse. All the paintings, drawings and prints that visitors will have the chance to admire from March 16 to July 26 are reflections of the artist’s experience and cultural background. Deeply rooted in him is the Jewish culture, which is embodied by basically ever-present characters in his paintings: the goat, an allegory of hope and confidence; the hut, reminiscent of the celebration of the feast after the Exodus; the donkey, tied to the different moments of the Bible; the fiddler figure who uses to attend the major Jewish religious holidays.
“Marc Chagall. Love and life” is goint to be at Chiostro del Bramante, at short walking distance from Piazza Navona. It will be open on a daily base: from Monday to Friday 10am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 9 pm. Tickets: maximum € 13.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at Yes Hotel should you be interested in more info about current exhibitions in Rome!

MATISSE: ARABESQUE FASCINATION AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE

MATISSE: ARABESQUE FASCINATION AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE

From now until June 21st, Scuderie del Quirinale (the prestigious building opposite to the abode of the President of the Republic) host a drizzling new exhibition dedicated to the works of Henri Matisse. Common ground of the paintings on display is the characteristic arabesque motif which is part of a number of Matisse’s works of art, the fascination for geometric designs and graphic undulations deriving from the encounter the author had with the Oriental culture during his journeys, as well as from the International lively milieu of 19th-20th century France.  Paintings have come to Rome from some of the major museums in the world, such as Tate, MET, MoMa, Puškin, Ermitage, Pompidou, Orangerie, Philadelphia, Washington.
Ticktes range from € 6 to € 12. Opening time: Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 10:30pm.
Scuderie del Quirinale are easily connected by bus to Termini station: ask our staff at Yes Hotel for directions!

14 FEBRUARY: FALL IN LOVE WITH ART!

14 FEBRUARY: FALL IN LOVE WITH ART!

Italy is definitely one of the best options to spend a special 2015 St. Valentine’s day. During your romantic walks in the city center don’t miss the chance to stop by some of the many museums the Eternal City offers her visitors.
We selected the most outstanding ones to make your choice easier:

Colosseum 
Piazza del Colosseo (metro line B, stop Colosseo)
Villa Adriana (in Tivoli)
Largo Marguerite Yourcenar,1 00010 – TIVOLI (ROMA)
Crypta Balbi
Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31 (bus #40 from Termini)
Roman Forum
Largo Romolo e Remo (nearby the Colosseum)
National Gallery of Ancient Art at Palazzo Barberini
Via Quattro Fontane (metro line A, stop Repubblica)
National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 (opposite Villa Borghese)
Borghese Gallery
Piazzale Scipione Borghese (metro line A, stop Flaminio)
National Museum of Oriental Art “G. Tucci”
Via Merulana, 248 (metro line A, stop Vittorio Emanuele)
Castel Sant’Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 5 (Vatican area)
National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9 (nearby Villa Borghese)
National Roman Museum at Palazzo Massimo 
Via di Villa Peretti (metro line A, stop Termini or Repubblica)
National Roman Museum at Terme di Diocleziano
Vie E. De Nicola, 79 (metro line A, stop Termini or Repubblica)
Palatine Hill 
Via di San Gregorio 00185 (nearby the Colosseum)
Palazzo Altemps
Via di S. Apollinare, 44 (nearby Piazza Navona)
Ancient Ostia and Arcaheological Museum
Viale dei Romagnoli, 717
Terme di Caracalla 
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52
Villa d’Este (in Tivoli)
Piazza Trento, 1 00019 – TIVOLI (ROMA)
Yes Hotel staff is looking forward to helping you should you need more information!

DIGITAL CELEBRATIONS OF AUGUSTUS

DIGITAL CELEBRATIONS OF AUGUSTUS

To commemorate 2000 years after Augustus’ death (the great emperor passed away on 19 August 14 AD) Rome had settled two majestic exhibitions which will still be running for some time even in 2015. The reason behind these long-lasting celebrations has to be found in the deep social and political changes that Augustus’ governance brought to the Roman domain, marking its official shift from the status of republic to empire.
The first of the two is mainly a colossal digital expo which, through the most sophisticated interactive technologies, offers a conceptual itineray developing across 4 cities formerly part of the Roman Empire: Amsterdam, Sarajevo, Alexandria of Egypt and Rome of course. Each of them is currently hosting a branch of the joint exhibit project called “Keys to Rome”. It’s not a random choice: visitors will approach Roman Empire history from four different points of view corresponding to the former four different corners of Augustus’ reign.
The second exhibit highlights instead the impact of Augustus’ rule on the traditional Roman culture. One of the most meaningful changes he introduced has to do with time calculation: he didn’t hesitate to add new festivities and events to the Roman calendar even for propaganda purposes.
We shortlisted for you few info on these two events:
“KEYS TO ROME – THE CITY OF AUGUSTUS”, Trajan’s Markets, 9 am- 7 pm (Mon closed)
“AUGUSTUS REVOLUTION”, Roman National Museum at Palazzo Massimo, 9 am – 7.45 pm (Mon closed).
Yes Hotel is at walking distance from Palazzo Massimo, and at short bus journey from Trajan’s Market!