Art in Rome: art museums and galleries, attractions, architecture; a list of websites
Architecture, ancient sites *
Ancient sites of Roma
Architecture. Roman architecture.
Buildings. Architecture of Rome
Great Buildings Online
Arquitectura de la Antigua Roma
Art galleries and art museums in Rome *
Paintings at the Galleria Borghese include several by masters such as Titian, Rubens and Raphael.
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna
The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, or National Gallery of Modern Art, is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, founded in 1883 and dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
The Villa Medici, founded by Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and now property of the French State, has housed the French Academy in Rome since 1803.
Christus RexCatholic art and documents.
Comune di Roma
Attività culturali e artistiche: eventi, mostre, spettacoli, monumenti. Sito istituzionale.
Essays on the History and Culture of Rome
The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (reign 1605–1621). Scipione Borghese was an early patron of Bernini and an avid collector of works by Caravaggio, who is well represented in the collection by his Boy with a Basket of Fruit, St Jerome Writing, Sick Bacchus and others. Other paintings of note include Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael’s Entombment of Christ and works by Peter Paul Rubens and Federico Barocci.
Maxxi Cultural Centre, Rome. MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
Foundation. MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, is the first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity. Conceived as a broad cultural campus, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in the July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities
Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi
A museum of fashion. costume and decorative arts.
The Vatican museums display works from the immense collection amassed by Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display, and currently employ 640 people who work in 40 different administrative, scholarly, and restoration departments.
The Galleria Spada is a museum in Rome, which is housed in the Palazzo Spada of the same name, located in the Piazza Capo di Ferro. The palazzo is also famous for its façade and for the forced perspective gallery by Francesco Borromini.
Here you find over 750 pictures of Roman artwork in museums all over the world.
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Auditorium Parco della Musica is a large multi-functional public music complex designed by Renzo Piano.
Sistine Chapel *
The Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums Online: Sistine Chapel
A virtual tour of the frescoes and panels.
Master Plan & Pictures: Cappella Sistina.
The Sistine Chapel: Facts and Resources
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St Peters *
Travel guide to Rome, with audio guides, maps, 3D panoramic photographs.
Vatican Museums, Rome, Collections, online exhibitions.
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