The collection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Roma Capitale includes over three thousand works, such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, which bear witness of the history of collecting art and culture in Rome at the turn of the nineteenth century and throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
This meaningful and symbolic collection of works, real masterpieces of the
In the heart of the city centre, few meters from the Trinità dei Monti, the building that houses the museum is a former cloistered monastery, dating from the end of the XVI century and close to the church of S. Giuseppe a Capo le Case. The monastery, home of the Discalced Carmelite order, was attested in 1600 in the area known as the “fratte” for its marginal position.
The exhibition aims at introducing to the Roman public some masterpieces of the Magnani Rocca’s collection from Parma, underlying the values and the cultural prestige that during the xxth century marked Magnani as an illuminated patron of art. He lived for many years in Rome. He is portraited in an illustrated documentary as part of the the exhibition.
Partendo da L’Enigma della partenza di Giorgio de Chirico della collezione Magnani Rocca - esposto in occasione della mostra Affinità elettive presso la Galleria d’Arte Moderna - la conferenza, a cura di Paolo Picozza, darà voce alla testimonianza di chi ha avuto, in qualche modo, rapporti diretti con il maestro.
MUSEI DA TOCCARE: L'accessibilità museale come superamento delle barriere architettoniche e sensoriali.