Rome, a portrait: landscapes and views

17 may
admission free with reservation

The first encounter exploring the issues addressed in the Rome, a portrait exhibition is devoted to foreign artists’s depiction of the city, which began with the landscape genre but broadened out over the centuries to embrace a wide range of different media and forms.

Peter Benson Miller and Michele Tocca explore the relationship between depiction and landscape in Rome by comparing and contrasting two moments in history: the early years of the 19th century with the dialogue between the French and English schools, and the postwar period from the reopening of the American Academy in 1948 to Philip Guston’s third residency in 1971.

Peter Benson Miller is an art historian and curator. He was Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome from 2013 to 2020 and is currently director of institutional and international relations for the Quadriennale di Roma and curator of the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio. 

Michele Tocca is an artist. His forthcoming exhibition entitled Michele Tocca. Repoussoir, which is due to open in June 2023, juxtaposes his work with several paintings chosen specifically for their relevance from the 19th century collection at the GAM  in Turin.

Ernest Hébert (attributed to), Vue de la Villa Pamphilj, 1840 ca.
Oil on paper applied on canvas, cm 20,5 x 37
Private Collection. Photo Giorgio Benni


Admission free with reservation

Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Sala Auditorium

Scalinata di via Milano 9a