Online Guide to Rome’s Arts Scene

There’s a fantastic amount of art in Rome: the following is a detailed guide to the most important Rome’s art exhibitions:

Musei Capitolini: ‘Lux in Arcana’ – The Vatican Secret Archive Reveals Itself; 100 original documents, preserved for 400 years in the popes’ archives, leave the confines of the Vatican City walls for the first time: conclaves, heresies, popes and emperors, Crusades, excommunications, ciphered letters, manuscripts, codices, ancient parchments; till September 2012. – Scuderie del Quirinale: Tintoretto, 50 works; until June 10.

– Scuderie del Quirinale: Tintoretto, 50 works; until June 10.

– Palazzo delle Esposizioni: The Guggenheim Collection: The American Avant-Garde 1945-1980; 60 works from the Abstract Expressionism of Pollock, Rothko and Gorky to the Pop Art of Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein and the Minimalism of Dan Flavin and Richard Serra; until May 6.

– MAXXI: Marisa Merz, new permanent show.

– Palazzo Incontro: Henri Cartier-Bresson, 44 photographs; until May 6.

– – Chiostro del Bramante: Joan Miro! Poetry and Light; 80 works, until June 10.

– Palazzo Barberini: ‘Guercino 1591-1666, Masterpieces from Cento (his home town) and Rome’, 36 works; until April 29.

– Galleria Borghese : 65 mostly Roman marble works looted by Napoleon back from Louvre, including Borghese Vase, the Sleeping Hermaphrodite (as restored by a young Bernini), Cranach’s Three Graces and the Centaur Ridden by Love; until April 9.

– – Complesso Vittoriano: Dali’, An Artist, A Genius; 150 works, till July 1.