Looking Ahead to 2018

News is just starting to come in about exhibits and events that will take place this year, and just in time as many people are starting to ask.

First, the usual holidays. Easter falls on April Fools Day this year, the feast of Saint Filippo Neri when Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne is open to the public is, as always, sandwiched between the Ides of March and St. Patrick’s Day, and the third weekend in April sees Earth Day (22) and Rome’s Birthday (21) back to back, soon followed by Italy’s Liberation Day on April 25. And just when you are ready to go back to work, it’s May Day, and everything is closed. And then it’s summer.

In the midst of this will be the Rome Marathon (April 7), followed by the ridiculous Electric Formula E Race on April 14, celebrating motor vehicles in a city where they kill far more people than do handguns.

Exhibits: opening on 10 Feb and up through 10 June 2018 is a multimedia and interactive exhibition dedicated to Gustav Klimt, in the Ospedale delle Donne, a medieval complex hosted in the San Giovanni Hospital. Link

At the Capitoline Museums an exhibit will pay an homage to Winckelmann, collector and “founder of modern archeology” Link

I’ve already seen the show at the Montemartini on Egyptian Etruscans, or was that Etruscan Egyptians, dedicated to the dialogue between two great Mediterranean civilizations inaugurates the new space for temporary exhibitions at the Centrale Montemartini link

The Monet exhibit, which I have not seen, is prolonged until 3 June 2018  at the Complesso del Vittoriano. “The exhibition contains about sixty works by the father of Impressionism”  Link

I’ll keep updating this post as events are announced.