Impressionism Exhibition Rome (Palazzo Bonaparte, October 2019-March 2020)

The Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome from 6 October 2019 will be open to the public. The first exhibition is dedicated to Impressionism and will last until March 8, 2020. The title of this exhibition is “Secret Impressionists” (Impressionisti Segreti).

Impressionism Exhibition Rome

Address, opening hours and admission

Address: Piazza Venezia, 5 – Rome. Opening hours: From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.). Admission: 15 Euro; children under 18, students under 26, disabled people: 13 Euro; children under 11: 7 Euro; children under 4: Free.

Special opening hours

1 November 9.00 – 21.00; 8 December 9.00 – 21.00; 24 December 9.00 – 15.30; 25 December 15.30 – 21.00; 26 December 9.00 – 21.00; 31 December 9.00 – 15.30; 1 January 15.30 – 21.006 January from 9.00 – 21.00.


Impressionism Exhibition Rome
Morisot’s “Devant la Psyche” (1890)

The exhibition consists of some fifty masterpieces by painters such as Pissarro, Monet and Renoir. Almost all the works are on loan from private collections all over the world. As most of them are rarely seen by the public, the exhibition has been given the title of “secret”.

An exhibition on Impressionism was chosen to emphasize the ties with French culture.

Impressionism is an art movement that originated in Paris around 1870. The paintings are characterized by small, thin brushstrokes, which are clearly distinguishable. The rendering of light was particularly important. At the time the artists were forced to promote their work through independent exhibitions.

Some highlights of the exhibition are Renoir‘s “Bougival” (1888), Pissarro‘s “Le Grand Hetre” (1899), Sisley‘s “Tournant du Loing, Moret, Printemps” (1886) and Morisot‘s “Devant la Psyche” (1890).

In addition to the exhibition, the interior of the palace itself is also worth a visit. Most of the rooms were decorated with frescoes in the 18th century and the windows offer a beautiful view of the Vittoriano.

Palazzo Bonaparte Rome

Palazzo Bonaparte Rome

The Palazzo Bonaparte is located on the corner of Piazza Venezia and Via del Corso. It has only been open to the public since October 2019. This building, designed by Giovanni Antonio De Rossi, was for many years the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte‘s mother.

Palazzo Bonaparte – Piazza Venezia 5, Rome

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