Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Elena Bowes
April 15, 2009
  1. The glorious 16th-century residence Palazzo Ruspoli is hosting “Jean-Michel Basquiat: To Repel Ghosts,” a show of more than 40 of the New York artist’s graffiti-style paintings (October 2–February 2;
  2. One of the Eternal City’s most alluring thoroughfares, Via Giulia, is celebrating its 500th birthday with concerts and guided tours ( The street includes an arch designed by Michelangelo and is lined with palaces and churches.
  3. Scuderie del Quirinale is mounting a retrospective of the 15th-century Venetian master Giovanni Bellini. Once the pope’s stables, the Scuderie del Quirinale is now a spectacular exhibition space with panoramic views of Rome (September 30–January 11;

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