Few Romans, before December 1999, had any idea what lurked behind the shuttered windows of the building whose gently rounded lines form the backdrop to the Piazza del Quirinale, between Via XXIV Maggio and the Salita di Montecavallo. In just over ten years the Scuderi del Quirinale has become one of the city's glories, a "must see" appointment with great art exhibitions and a mandatory goal for tourists from all over the world.
Owned by the Presidency of the Republic, entrusted by Roma Capitale authority, managed by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo and "revisited" as an exhibition space by architect Gae Aulenti, the Scuderie del Quirinale has now offered the public more than thirty exhibitions, many of which won both national and international acclaim. In addition to its exhibition space, the Scuderie del Quirinale hosts educational workshops, a bookstore, a restaurant and a cafeteria.
Since its first exhibition, "Hundred Masterpieces of the Hermitage", it has presented visitors with a rich schedule of events designed to familiarize the general public with classical and modern Italian art. It has hosted major exhibitions devoted to Sandro Botticelli, Alberto Burri, Antonello da Messina, Futurism, the Italian Renaissance, Italian 19th century art, Bellini and Lorenzo Lotto, along with a stupendous exhibition devoted to Caravaggio. It has also explored the mutual ties between Italy and the panorama of international art, hosting exhibitions on the Majesty of Rome, Rembrandt, the Metaphysical School, Masterpieces from the Guggenheim, Velázquez, Bernini, Luca Giordano, From Giotto to Malevič, and Dürer and Italy. And it has devoted projects to some of the leading lights on the contemporary international cultural scene, including exhibitions on Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders and Santiago Calatrava. All of these splendid events have offered visitors the possibility of interpreting them both as extremely enjoyable and clear exhibitions for the layman and as historically and artistically stringent and innovative events for the expert.
Every exhibition has been preceded by a complex investigation into the condition of the works of art on display, leaving both the city and the museums that own the works a lasting testimony to their time in the Piazza del Quirinale once the exhibition is over.
Putting it in a nutshell, the Scuderie del Quirinale is a venue of unsurpassed excellence and beauty given over entirely to the world of culture and located right in the heart of the city.
Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 10:30pm
Last admission one hour before closing time
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via XXIV Maggio, 16