Baroque in Rome. The Wonders of Art

Like a sun in a heliocentric system, the “Baroque in Rome. The Wonders of Art” exhibition, from April 1 to July 26 2015, will be the center of an ambitious cultural operation organized by Fondazione Roma-Palazzo Cipolla . The “sunrays” will be a series of satellite events: guided tours in Vatican Museums, themed tours starting from the exhibition at Palazzo Cipolla, Baroque tours in Capitoline Museum, special tours at Palazzo Colonna, and access to places like the Chapel of the Magi and the exclusive Sala Borromini, inside the Filipinos Oratory, during the whole time of the exhibition. 

Numerous masterpieces of Baroque art will be presented to the public for the first time, like drawings by Ciro Ferri, frescoes by Pietro da Cortona, and other pieces never exhibited in Italy like the counter-project for the colonnade of St. Peter’s square by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. And Bernini’s sketches for the statues on the Sant’Angelo bridge and Saint Therese in Exctasy will be also exhibited (borrowed by  the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg). And more, the precious “The infant Moses trampling Pharaoh’s crown” painting by Nicolas Poussin from the Mobilier National of Paris as well as cartoons by Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. 

The exhibition is sponsored by Fondazione Roma and organized by Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei, with the participation of the City of Rome, curated by Maria Grazia Bernardini and Marco Bussagli. A unique experience to become an exclusive “spectator” and relive all the emotions of the Baroque “stage”, in the greatest theater in the world: Rome.


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