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Events in Art and Archaeology

Feeding the Empire: Tales of Food from Rome and Pompei
ROME  •  Ara Pacis  •  2 July - 15 November 2015

What and how did the ancient Romans eat? How did they carry hundreds of tons of provisions from the world’s most remote corners? How could they transport them from the Tiber river to the heart of the city? And how could they store them throughout the year? The answer lies in an exhibition of rare archaeological artifacts entitled Nutrire l’Impero. Storie di alimentazione da Roma a Pompei currently on view at the Museo dell'Ara Pacis in Rome.

After the Pax Romana, the globalisation of consumer goods took off throughout the Mediterranean basin due to the “delocalisation of production” of raw materials. During the Imperial era the Romans drank wine made in Gallia, Crete and Cyprus. Wealthy Romans drank the expensive wines from Campania; they used oil shipped by sea from Andalusia; they loved greek honey and especially the garum, a sauce imported from Africa, the eastern mediterranean, Portugal, and also from nearby Pompei. Romans especially loved their bread made with grain transported on big boats form Africa and Egypt.

In addition to food supply and its transport the exhibition attempts to convey the “massive distribution” and food consumption among the different social classes in two symobolic places: Rome, the largest and most overcrowded ancient town, and the Vesuvius area, with particular attention to Pompei, Ercolanum and Oplontis.

Museo dell'Ara Pacis Website

Contact: Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Lungotevere in Augusta
(angolo via Tomacelli)
00186 Roma
Tel: (39) 06 06 08

Jackson Pollock’s Mural: <EM>Energy Made Visible</EM>, 1943
Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible, 1943
Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible.
VENICE  •  Peggy Guggenheim Collection  •  23 April - 16 November 2015
This touring exhibition focuses on Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City), following its 18-month campaign of conservation and cleaning at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles. The immensely dynamic Mural is the largest painting Pollock created and it has exerted a seismic impact on American art down to the present day. Commissioned in the summer of 1943 by Peggy Guggenheim for her New York townhouse, Mural established a new sense of scale and audacity for the Abstract Expressionist movement, anticipating the classic “poured” abstractions that Pollock would begin four years later. Setting Mural into context, the selection includes Pollock’s newly-restored Alchemy, as well as works by the artist’s wife Lee Krasner, David Smith, and Robert Motherwell.

The exhibition will travel to the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, and then to the Museo Picasso, Málaga.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection Website

Contact: Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Dorsoduro 701
I-30123 Venezia

Tamara de Lempicka: <EM>Ragazza in verde</EM>
Tamara de Lempicka: Ragazza in verde
Tamara de Lempicka
VERONA  •  Arena Museo Opera: Palazzo Forti  •  20 September 2015 - 31 January 2016

A major monographic exhibition on Tamara de Lempicka, one of the most popular and best-loved female artists of the 20th century, opened in Verona.

Hosted in the stunning rooms on the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Forti, home to the Arena Museo Opera – AMO, the show traces Tamara’s extraordinary artistic career through 200 works: oils, drawings, photographs, watercolours, videos, and also fashion items. The show features masterworks like Portrait of Mme. Ira Perrot (1931–1932), The Blue Scarf (1930) and The Beautiful Rafaëla (1927) together with exceptional loans from the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Fondazione Biagiotti Cigna and Museo della Moda e del Costume at Villa Mazzocchelli.

Arena Museo Opera Website


Arena Museo Opera
Via Abramo Massalongo, 7
37121 Verona VR


Tel: 39 045 803 0461

Events in Classical Music

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
ROME  •  Sala Santa Cecilia  •  10 - 13 October 2015

Spontini: Olympia Overture
Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 2 & 5

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conductor

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website

Detailed schedule information:
18h, 20h30, 19h30

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Tel: (39) 06 80 24 11

Events in Opera

L'Elisir d'Amore: By Gaetano Donizetti
MILAN  •  Teatro alla Scala  •  21 September - 17 October 2015

Gaetano Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore
Teatro alla Scala Production
Sung in Italian with electronic libretto in Italian, English, German

Staging: Grischa Asagaroff
Sets and costumes: Tullio Pericoli


Fabio Luisi (21, 23, 28 Sept; 3, 5, 15 Oct.)
Pietro Mianiti (10, 17 Oct.)


Adina: Eleonora Buratto
Nemorino: Vittorio Grigolo (September)
Atalla Ayan: (October)
Belcore: Mattia Olivieri
Dulcamara: Michele Pertusi
Giannetta: Bianca Tognocchi
Attore: Jan Pezzali


Teatro alla Scala Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Teatro alla Scala
Via Filodrammatici 2
Tel: (39) 2 72 003 744

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Joe Satriani: The Shockwave Tour
ROME  •  Sala Santa Cecilia  •  7 October 2015
Joe Satriani: The Shockwave Tour

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Tel: (39) 06 80 24 11

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