Often referred to as the “Eternal City”, Rome is a hub of culture, art, architecture, and food. This city is rich with the imprints of a colorful past, characterized by iconic monuments and world-renowned works of art. The Borghese Gallery remains one of the premier museums of art and sculpture, with works by artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, and Raphael.
Dates: 4 April 4 to 11 June, 2023
Location: The exhibition will be held in the Salone delle Feste and the Sala del Buon Governo.
Curated by: Marina Minozzi.
The exhibition is centered around five of the ten canvases that made up the Aeneas Frieze painted by Dosso Dossi between 1518 and 1520. The frieze was commissioned by Alfonso I d'Este for his dressing room and is inspired by specific episodes of the Virgilian poem, leaving out the hero’s love story with Dido, the wars in Italy, and the founding of Rome. The paintings are a brilliant example of the 16th-century Ferrara artistic milieu, characterized by vibrant colors, original compositions, and an imaginative vein.
Dates: 14 March – 28 May, 2023
Location: Halls of Mariano Rossi, Apollo and Daphne, The Emperors and Aeneas and Anchises, Garden of the Uccelliera (Aviary), and Garden of the Meridiana (Sundial) at Galleria Borghese
Curated by: Francesco Stocchi
Over thirty works by Giuseppe Penone, created between the 1970s and the early 2000s, are exhibited in a path that crosses several halls in Galleria Borghese and expands into the Garden of the Uccelliera and the Garden of the Meridiana. The exhibition curated by Francesco Stocchi aims to offer a new reading of the relationship between landscape and sculpture embodied by the ancient statuary in the museum's collection according to classical canons. The exhibition includes works that reflect on the environment, and the itinerary unfolds from some of the museum's rooms to the outdoor spaces.
There are two exhibitions currently showing at the Borghese Gallery: Dosso Dossi. The Aeneas Frieze (April 4 - June 11, 2023) and Giuseppe Penone. Universal Gestures (March 14 - May 28, 2023).
A. No, you do not need to purchase separate tickets to view the various exhibitions housed within the Borghese Gallery. They are all included within your entry ticket which grants you access to all 20 rooms and 2 floors of the Borghese Gallery.
The Dosso Dossi. The Aeneas Frieze exhibition is running from 4 April to 11 June 2023.
The Giuseppe Penone. Universal Gestures exhibition at the Borghese Gallery will be running until 28 May, 2023.
Visitors can view the exhibitions by purchasing a regular admission ticket to the Borghese Gallery and following the designated exhibition route.
The Borghese Gallery often opens its doors to temporary exhibitions every year from up-and-coming artists as well as novel creations of the fashion world. The number of exhibitions varies from year to year, but roughly 2-3 such exhibitions are held each year.
The Borghese Gallery hosted its first exhibition in 2007.