The world’s oldest public museum, founded in 1471 by Pope Sixtus IV with the donation to the Roman people of the large Lateran bronzes, is divided into two buildings that surround the Senatorial Palace along with the Piazza del Campidoglio: Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo.
22December 2011 – 5 February 2012
Il Gesù Bambino di Pintoricchio, due dipinti a confronto
Palazzo Nuovo – Capitoline Museums
Type: Late Antique and Medieval Art
A very special Christmas gift to all visitors ofRome, thanks to two special lendings from the Fondazione Guglielmo Giordano and the Fondazione Sorgente Group: the exhibition of two paintings by Pinturicchio in the Capitoline Museums.
The exhibition of the two paintings by Pintoricchio celebrates Christmas and reminds all the enthusiasts of the delicate figure of the sensitive Umbrian painter, who was born in Perugiasometime between 1455-56 and died in Sienain 1513. The two works of art both belong to Foundations. A fragment of fresco with the figure of a Blessing Baby Jesus (property of the Guglielmo Giordano Foundation) stands alongside a small but precious panel depicting the Madonna with Blessing Child (property of the Sorgente Group Foundation, Institute for Art and Culture).
Rome Capital has thus chosen Pintoricchio to represent a moment of hope and spiritual well-being of the community.
Palazzo Nuovo (Capitoline Museums)
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm;
December 24 and 31, 2011: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm;
Closed: Monday, December 25 and January 1;
Special opening: Monday, December 26, 2011 and Monday, January 2, 2012.
Please note: The museum is also open every Saturday evening, from October 22, 2011 to January 7, 2012 (excluding Saturday 24 and Saturday, December 31), until 1.00 am (last admission 12.00 am/midnight), usual admission fees apply.
Info: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, except on 24 and 31 December 2011: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm and on 1 January 2012: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm)
The exhibition, under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic is promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico – Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali e Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali;
With the support of: Fondazione Guglielmo Giordano, Fondazione Sorgente Group and Camera di Commercio di Roma
Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi
Zètema Progetto Cultura