Mario Praz (1896-1982) was an intellectual and inveterate art collector, who scoured the flea markets and antique stores of Rome for neo-classicist art. More than 1,400 works of art, including furniture, paintings, drawings, sculptures and other objects of various kinds bear witness to this passion.
Mario Praz Museum Rome
Address, opening hours and admission
Address: Via Giuseppe Zanardelli, 1 – Rome (tel. +39 06 6861089). Opening hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 14.30 till 19.00; Saturdays from 09.00 till 13.30. Closed: January 1, Easter holidays, May 1, December 25. Admission: Free.
History and description
Apart from the permanent collection, the Museo Mario Praz also hosts special exhibitions. From November 23, 2013 until April 21, 2014 the exhibition Gusto Romantico. Opere del XIX secolo dalla Collezione di Alessandro Marabottini(Romantic Taste. 19th Century Works from the Alessandro Marabottini Collection) dedicated to Praz‘ friend and fellow art collector will run in the museum.
The Mario Praz Museum is part of a group of smaller museums that constitute the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna. The other ones are the Museo Boncompagni-Ludovisi, the Manzù Collection and the Museo Andersen.