Art in Rome

“VIVI I MUSEI”: ROME’S MUSEUMS WILL BE GETTING ALIVE THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend Rome is getting enlightened not only by Christmas decorations, but also by a rich series of cultural events. All is going to happen in the museums.
We sorted out a short guide for you:

Saturday 6 December: music & dance performances will run from 8 pm to 2 am into all most important museums of the city on occasion of the night called “Music at the Museums”. These the museums you might be most interested in: Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, MACRO, MACRO Testaccio, Mercati di Traiano, Castel Sant’Angelo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Scuderie del Quirinale etc. Tickets: free admission, or alternatively €1 symbolic donation requested.
Sunday 7 December: different arrangements on occasion of the “National Archaeology Day”. Sections of the musueums (such as depositories) which are normally closed to public will be open and shown. Tickets: no admssion fee at State Museums (while free entrance to City Museums will be for residents only).
Monday 8 December: special opening of all City Museums (which are normally closed on Mondays).

Yes Hotel staff will be happy to guide you through this long art-weekend: don’t hesitate to contact us!

THE DARKEST SIDES OF ROME ON DISPLAY

Rascals, prostitutes, transvestites, rogues, gamblers, drunkards: ancient Rome was not only about the beautiful buildings remains still standing today. An exhibit at French Academy currently throws light on the darkest atmospheres and figures of Seventeenth century Rome, at the time of the Pope’s greatest political strenght. That was also Caravaggio’s time, and like him a great number of artists used to gather in the Eternal City to enjoy her immortal beauty. But exactly like him, many of these artists (from France, Spain, Netherlands) ended up to hang out in the gutter swarming about the people they would have subsequently immortalize in their paintings.
Set up in cooperation with Petit Palais of Paris, “The Baroque Underworld: Vice and Dereliction in Rome” is the first exhibit of its kind.
Where: Villa Medici, Viale della Trinità dei Monti (5 minutes walk from the Spanish Steps).
When: until 18 January 2015, Tue-Sun 10:45am-1pm and 2-7pm.
From Yes Hotel catch metro line A and get off at the the third stop: Spagna.

L’ARTE DEI PRESEPI IN MOSTRA A ROMA

L’ARTE DEI PRESEPI IN MOSTRA A ROMA

Da quasi quarant’anni il periodo natalizio a Roma è l’occasione per una mostra che celebra una delle più raffinate tradizioni di artigianato italiano: il presepe.
Nonostante il nome “100 Presepi” (che deriva dalla prima edizione, nel 1976) quest’anno è ospitata in realtà una selezione di oltre duecento scene della natività, provenienti da tutte le regioni d’Italia e dall’estero. I presepi in mostra sono diversi ogni anno e l’aspetto più curioso riguarda i loro materiali, davvero i più inimmaginabili: corallo, plexiglass, foglie di mais, porcellana, ferro battuto, cartapesta, cioccolata, pane, gusci di frutti di mare, paste alimentari, candele d’auto, e perfino matite. Per agevolare le premiazioni finali, le opere sono state suddivise in 4 categorie: presepi esteri, artistici, di fantasia, e presepi realizzati da associazioni o scuole.
La mostra mira a valorizzare un’arte che nacque al tempo di San Francesco e che in alcuni casi esemplifica grandiosamente l’eccellenza dell’artigianato italiano (basti pensare alla notissima via dei presepi a Napoli).
Sono previsti laboratori speciali per bambini.
Dove: Sale del Bramante, adiacenti alla Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo – Piazza del Popolo.
Quando: tutti i giorni (inclusi festivi) fino al 6 gennaio 2015, 9:30-20:00.
Da Yes Hotel si raggiunge comodamente Piazza del Popolo in sole quattro fermate di metro (linea A).

VILLA TORLONIA: MUSSOLINI’S BUNKER & THE THEATRE ARE OPEN AGAIN

For those interested in roaming around Rome a little bit off the beaten track, until 31 December 2014 Villa Torlonia will be worth a visit more than ever. The beautiful neo-classical & liberty structure which belonged to nobles Torlonia, and which was home to Mussolini and his family, just opened to visitors two more sections: the theatre and the bunker (built at the very beginning of the II World War). After long time restorations, the theatre will serve again as a collector of events such as plays and concerts. Beyond this, it will be accessible during the day as well, even if upon mandatory booking (which includes a guided tour as well). The same opening conditions are provided to visit the bunker.
Venue: Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70.
Ask Yes Hotel’s staff for more details & reservations!

SPONSORED BY… THE POPE! ‘500-‘600 ITALIAN MASTERPIECES AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

SPONSORED BY… THE POPE! ‘500-‘600 ITALIAN MASTERPIECES AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

”Popes of hope: art and religion in Seventeeth century Rome” exhibit in Castel Sant’Angelo has been now extended until 11 January 2015.
It is much more than an exhibit in fact, it’s an event, for it was set up (still in spring 2014) in order to celebrate the first year after Pope Francis’ election. Thanks to this extension, any visitors at Castel Sant’Angelo will have the unique chance to admire some of the masterpieces of ‘500-‘600 Italian art: works by Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, only to name a few.
The exhibition aims at highlighting the intimate connection between art and catholic faith between 16th and 17th century, when the Popes gradually turned the arts into a vehicle to spread Christian religion.
Venue and timing: Castel Sant’Angelo Museum, Tue-Sun 9am-7pm.
Yes Hotel is located at walking distance from bus #40 stop, which takes right beside Castel Sant’Angelo: ask our staff for further info!

NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE AMERICAN “GOLDEN AGE” IN ROME

American Chronicles: the Art of Norman Rockwell” is the autumn event among Roman contemporary art exhibitions. On display paintings, documents, photographs and 323 original covers of the “Sunday Evening Post by the iconic painter & illustrator Norman Rockwell, who who caught in his works over 50 years of American history. He portrays the Golden Age of his country, in a time of social changes which in fact didn’t spare turmoil, such as that deriving from the huge economical crisis and race problems. Optimism and trust into state institutions and future are the dominant values emerging from the collection on show in Rome.
Venue: Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Sciarra (next to Via del Corso).
Timing: Mon-Fri 9:00-18.00; Sat ore 9:00-12:00. Until February 2015.
From Hotel Yes you can reach Via del Corso & the exhibit location by a shor bus journey: ask our staff for more details!

OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROME

OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROME

Lady Aiko (strong of her cooperation with Banksy and Takashi Murakami) from Japan, Laurina Paperina from Italy, Faith47 from South Africa: 3 out of the 15 big street artists currently in Rome are women. Until 22 November the Eternal City gives room (literally!) to Outdoor Urban Street Art: an occasion to give new life to disused buildings in areas reputed out of the classical Roman itineraries. For 5 weeks, street artists gathered in Rome from 6 different nations will enhance an abandoned industrial site in San Lorenzo area (few steps away from the well-known Termini station): bright murals and fusion lights spread on 5m²“Moving forward” – such the title given to 2014 event – through an artistic itinerary which is in fact a physical, mental and emotional journey.
Venue: ex Dogana, via dello Scalo San Lorenzo 10 – San Lorenzo quarter (walking distance from Termini station).
Time: daily 12:00-22:00 until 22 November 2014
Yes Hotel offers you the perfect accommodation to easily reach this unconventional festival!

FROM SECRET WALKWAYS TO FRIGHTFUL PRISONS: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO BY NIGHT

FROM SECRET WALKWAYS TO FRIGHTFUL PRISONS: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO BY NIGHT

Until 31 December Castel Sant’Angelo – the massive fortress built up in the Middle Age to ensure the Pope’s safety during invaders’ attacks – will surprise its visitors with a special opening schedule: every Friday night it will be accessible to public until 9pm.
This is not the only news though. Besides its museum, four of its sections usually restricted to public will be now open:
– the “Passetto”: a 800 m. long secret path connecting St. Peter’s Church to the castle itself;
Clement VII “stufetta”: unique example of Renaissance bathrooms;
– the prisons: many opponents of the Pope were imprisoned here in the past centuries;
– the garrisons’ mill: they open to visitors for the first time
Yes Hotel is efficiently connected to the Vatican by both buses and metro: don’t hesitate to contact us!

THE SISTINE CHAPEL IS BORN AGAIN

450 years since Michelangelo’s passing away. 20 years since Sistine Chapel’s complete restoration.
The Vatican commemorates these two events both occurring in 2014 introducing major innovations within one of the most admired works of art in the world: the Sistine Chapel.
A brand new lighting and air-conditioning system has been installed to guarantee the best visibility possible either in terms of hues and brightness of the frescoes. A sophisticated technique employing new video cameras will mantain constant temperature and humidity within the holy chapel, with a twofold benefit on visitors and paintings alike.
The Sistine Chapel is located within the Vatican Museums. It can be reached in a short time span by metro – line A: stay with us at Yes Hotel, we are at walking distance from the line A main station!164818738

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