Museum:Galleria di Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale
Type: ART MUSEUM
address: Via Francesco Crispi 24
Gallery of Modern Art, Prices:
Nonresidents: Full € 7.50 - reduced € 6.50.
Residents: Full € 6.50 - reduced € 5.50.
Reopened after more than eight years of closure, with the name of Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, the exhibition space in Via Crispi, is joined to the Civic Museum Network.
The new layout, located in the old monastery of the Discalced Carmelites, an eighteenth century building in the center of Rome, offers after several restoration works exhibition space adapted to modern museum standards.
A rotation of the works will present the public with one of the most important assets of modern art in the capital.
The rich collection includes over 3,000 works of sculpture, painting and graphics, created between the mid nineteenth century and after World War II which tell, along with the history of art, even that of the city.
The collection describes, with traces of shapes and colors, artistic and cultural history of our city since the late nineteenth century, when, after crucial historical events of the century, the disasters of World War II emerged.
The Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale was born as "civic collection", a collection that could be called "a collection of citizens", in particular the citizens of Rome.
The task that was assigned, since its establishment in 1925, was to document the Roman artistic environment in its various aspects.
Not by chance, we will find in the collection, alongside the works of renowned artists such as the protagonists of the Italian art scene, those of "actor " secondary but no less significant for reconstructing the history of culture in Rome, and again we will find next to the works of famous authors, which occasionally crossed the Roman environment attracted by the international role that the city preserved in the modern age, examples favoured by a provincial bourgeois taste, suspicious to the news, which never ceased to characterize the official culture of the capital.
With ups and downs, which have seen alternating periods of enlightened acquisitions with periods of closure and abandonment of the collection, the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome Capital offers the public its rich artistic heritage in the historical Via Francesco Crispi, an ancient monastery cloistered Carmelite nuns.
Following a recent refurbishment, the exhibition opened in 2011 proposed to the Roman public, scholars, as well as to the many tourists who frequent the area, a valuable collection of works that allows you to continuously follow the developments and trends in Italian post-Risorgimento and the twentieth century.
Conditioned by the small space and the unique architecture of the venue, the exhibition presents the general lines of the masterpieces of the collection albeit with a selection of about one hundred and fifty works - including paintings, sculptures, and drawings - of the more than three thousand held.
From the bustling romantic naturalism of pottery by Vincenzo Gemito the complexity of the aesthetic trends of the century open to European Symbolism with the sophisticated works of Aristide Sartorio and Nino Costa, from landscape painting as a feeling of the nature of Onorato Carlandi the original interpretations of Liberty in the European works of Adolfo De Carolis and Cambellotti, dramatic portraits of the Roman Empire up to Pointillism movements of the artistic culture between the two wars.
A panorama, the latter allowing you to wander again by the rediscovery of a new classicism in the works of the twenties of the twentieth century Felice Carena Mario Sironi, from the Magical Realism of Antonio Donghi to the extraordinary aeropitture the second Futurism, ending the Thirties, with the masterpieces of Scipio and the Roman School for which the collection is unknown.
Founded in 1925, the collection housed in the gallery in Via Crispi has had since its establishment a very specific purpose: to document the Roman artistic environment.
It 's so that comes to us - after almost a century - a vital assets of Modern Art, as well as one of the greatest capital of Rome, today.
Masterpieces of sculpture, painting and graphics with the signing of the great artists who made them from the second half of the nineteenth century and the Second World War, is testament to the best of that time in Rome and tell the history, not only of Art.
The first nucleus of the Gallery - acquired in 1883 at the International Exhibition of Fine Arts and - was inaugurated at Palazzo Caffarelli in the Capitol.
At the 1931 transformation of the name to Galleria Mussolini, and there is, then, a panorama highly representative of Italian art of the previous century.
But it is precisely during the thirties when the collection is expanded with the acquisition of works from overviews Roman era.
These were years of extraordinary creative fervour, and in fact become part of the collection of works by Giorgio de Chirico, Mario Mafai, Scipio, Gino Severini, Giorgio Morandi, Capogrossi, Afro, Alberto Savino, Carlo Carrà, Sironi, and among the sculptors, Arturo Martini, Marino Marini, Giacomo Manzu.
The current exhibit in the old monastery of the Discalced Carmelites returns to the public - after many years of closure in 2003 - a gallery suitable to modern museum standards, where you can admire a fine selection of works between the three thousand part of the collection.
It is the preferred route between the trends of the Italian Risorgimento and post the twentieth century: the realism of Neapolitan Vincenzo Gemito Symbolist aesthetics of Nino Costa and Hirèmy Hirschl, from interpretations of Liberty Adolfo De Carolis and Cambellotti the portraits of Roman Pointillism, we arrive to the artistic culture between the two wars.
Here, they range from the discovery of a new classicism in Felice Carena to the twentieth century by Mario Sironi, from Magical Realism of Antonio Donghi to the outcomes of futurists Enrico Prampolini, to continue with the masterpieces of the Thirties: Scipio and the Roman school of painting, Marino Marini and Arturo Martini for sculpture.
Tuesday to Sunday 10-18 (entry is allowed up to half an hour before closing time).
Mondays, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
HOW TO ARRIVE
By public transport from Rome Termini:
Take the Metro line A towards Battistini for 2 stops.
Get off at Barberini.
Walk for approx.
400 meters on Via Sistina (to the intersection with Via Francesco Crispi).
By public transport from Rome Ostiense:
Take the Metro line B direction REBIBBIA for 2 stops.
Get off at Colosseo.
Go to stop EXCEPT N.
(walk 100 meter).
Take bus line 117 (COURSE/PEOPLE) for 6 stops.
Get off at two slaughterhouses/ APE THE CASE.
Walk for 100 meters .
By public transport from the airport of Fiumicino:
Take line FR1 (Orte/ Fara Sabina) for 7 stops.
Get off at Piazza.
Go to stop STAZ.NE TRASTEVERE.
Take line 8 (ARGENTINA) for 8 stops.
Get off at the stop ARGENTINA.
Go to stop VIA TORRE ARGENTINA.
Take bus line 119 (COURSE/ PEOPLE) for 7 stops.
Get off at two slaughterhouses/ CAPE THE CASE.
Walk for 100 meters.