Festa di Roma 2020 Virtual Exhibition and Event Series

Festa di Roma is an annual event and exhibition hosted by the Tyler School of Art and Architecture to highlight the value of studying art at Temple Rome. Just as they have for hundreds of years, students of art and its history continue to find inspiration in this city that is layered with millennia of artistic invention and a vibrant modern art scene.

They encounter the fragments of ancient ruins in the Roman Forum and the grandeur of Michelangelo’s frescoes on the Sistine Ceiling. They spend hours drawing in nearby Piazza del Popolo or sitting atop one of Rome’s seven hills overlooking the city. They walk along the cobblestone streets their predecessors walked, while they breathe in the vitality of the bustling town and the scent of espresso in the air. They engage in discourse with their Temple Rome professors and peers amidst modern and contemporary art at the MAXXI National Museum or in an array of modern art galleries that punctuate the Eternal City. And they create in the studios of Temple Rome, overlooking the magnificent Tiber River. Ever changing, this city continues to inspire.

Festa di Roma 2020 takes advantage of an online format, bringing Roman and Philadelphian audiences together in new ways. A full schedule of events hosted online by Temple Rome and Tyler will include a series of virtual events that take advantage of Rome Art Week at the end of October. These events include:

October 26–30
Virtual exhibition on STELLA—Tyler's virtual exhibition space—featuring art created by undergraduate and graduate students inspired by their time at Temple Rome.

Monday, October 26
Reception and Open Show 1:30 p.m. EST / 7:30 p.m. in Rome
Event will stream from the Temple Rome Facebook page.
Live Stream details TBA.

Tuesday, October 27
Temple Rome Virtual Internship Info Session, 11 a.m. EST.

Registration TBA.

Wednesday, October 28
Temple Rome LIVE from Piazza del Popolo, noon EST / 6 p.m.

"A walk with Gianni Marangio and Professor Jan Gadeyne from Piazza del Popolo to Temple Rome” Event
Live Stream details TBA.

Thursday, October 29
Temple Rome Art and Art History Info Session, 12:30 p.m. EST
Learn how Temple Rome provides an ideal setting to study art and art history.
Registration TBA.


Funding credits: Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple Rome, and Temple's Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses