BALTHUS at the Scuderie del Quirinale / Villa Medici, Rome: October 24, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Balthus - Rome

Scuderie del Quirinale / Villa Medici, Rome
October 24, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
February 2016 – June 2016

Curated by Cécile Debray, curator of the Musée National d’Art Moderne / Centre Pompidou

With a major monographic exhibition split between two exhibition centres, Rome is getting set to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Balthasar Klossowski de Role, known as Balthus (1908–2001), one of the most original and enigmatic masters of the 20th century, whose relationship with the Eternal City was a crucial element in the formation of his art.

Balthus, "The White Skirt (1937)" Oil on canvas. Private Collection

Balthus, “The White Skirt (1937)” Oil on canvas. Private Collection

Approximately two hundred works of art, among paintings, drawings and photographs, from some of the leading museums and most prestigious private collections in Europe and the United States, offer the visitor a fascinating opportunity to explore Balthus’ art in two different venues: at the Scuderie del Quirinale with a complete retrospective built around his best-known masterpieces; and at the Villa Medici with an exhibition that, through the works realized during his roman stay, highlights in-depth analysis of his working method, his creative process, his use of models, his techniques, his recourse to photography.

Read more about Balthus and the exhibition:

Scuderie del Quirinale

Scuderie del Quirinale – BALTHUS: The retrospective exhibition
Via XXIV Maggio 16, Rome

Opening hours of the exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale:
Sunday to Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 10:30pm (last admission one hour before closing time)

€ 12 (full price), € 9.50 (reduced)
Children under 7 free admission


Accademia di Francia a Roma/ Villa Medici – Atelier
Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1 00187 Rome

Opening hours of the exhibition at Villa Medici:
Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays) 10am  to 7pm (last admission at 6:30 pm)

€ 12 (full price), € 6 (reduced)

Show your ticket from the Scuderie del Quirinale exhibition to get a discount on the price of admission to the Villa Medici section, and vice-versa. Villa Medici opening hours and tickets

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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