Marbles, bronzes & sketches by Italian sculptor Pietro Canonica, set in his former exhibition rooms. The Pietro Canonica Museum, immersed in the greenery of Villa Borghese, is an important testimony of the museographic model of the artist’s houses, and in its integrity, it can be considered one of the very few examples in Italy. The Museum’s collection consists mainly of the works of Pietro Canonica: marbles, bronzes, and original models, as well as a large number of sketches, studies and replicas that constitute a complete itinerary of the evolution of this artist and at the same time are of great interest from a didactic point of view for the knowledge of creative and executive processes in the field of sculpture.
The particular typology of this Museum offers the visitor, in addition to the normal exhibition itinerary along the seven rooms on the ground floor, also a more “intimate” and private path that winds through the atelier and, on the first floor, the artist’s private apartment. In this wing of the Museum are collected valuable furnishings, art objects, Flemish tapestries and even a samurai armour dating back to the seventeenth century. Very important is also the collection of paintings owned by the sculptor, are mainly paintings of the nineteenth-century Piedmontese, of particular value the works of Enrico Gamba, Giovan Battista Quadrone, Antonio Fontanesi, Vittorio Cavalleri.
Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese
Viale Pietro Canonica (Piazza di Siena) 2 – 00197 Roma
Dal martedì alla domenica
ottobre – maggio ore 10.00-16.00
24 e 31 dicembre ore 10.00-14.00
giugno – settembre ore 13.00-19.00