Lessons Borromini at the MAXXI in Rome

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Always, September is the month that marks, for students of the Institute the world, back to school. The cultural climate, contrary to what weather, It heats up with the arrival of autumn. Al Manthia Hotel It decided to demonstrate how they can be stimulating some lessons; as some cultural events in Rome are turned into occasions exploration of reality.

The baroque footsteps leading to the contemporary

Santiago Calatrava Lezioni Borrominiane al MAXXI di Roma


As our guests know, Take a few steps beyond the threshold of our hotel to reach, just a hundred meters away, one of the early masterpieces of a great master: San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, by Francesco Borromini and considered one of the masterpieces.

Once again one of the treasures of Rome, that sometimes literally around the corner, He inspired us in choosing the event to be reported this month: Lessons Borromini at MAXXI, or a series of meetings with leading contemporary architects, to learn about the ways in which the work of this great Baroque master has marked the history of European architecture.

To celebrate worthily the master Borromini

On the 350th anniversary of his death, MAXXI, in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, University of Rome La Sapienza, the Order of Architects of Rome and the House of Architecture, He has chosen to honor one of the most important architects in the history with a thematic lectures. Some of the most influential contemporary architects analyze the influences and the extraordinary relevance of the work of Francesco Borromini, whose stylistic and construction features have influenced the development of Western architecture from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Similar meetings will provide the public with a double meaning: not only are opportunities for discovery of a heritage and an artistic and cultural legacy of which too often gets lost consciousness; They are also connecting bridges and contact with the protagonists of the cultural universe of our time, to understand the reasons, the depth, I study.

One class per month from October to December

Of the four meetings initially included in the program, the first, scheduled for 28 September and was unfortunately canceled due to impediments encountered architect Arata Isozaki, rapporteur appointed. Nothing is, however, interposed between this initial impasse and the overall success of this initiative, which includes three additional lessons, to be held at the premises of the Museum, according to the following schedule:

Santiago Calatrava. Politics and Theology in Architecture – 09 October 2018 – 18:00 – 19:30

Mario Botta. San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane in Lugano – 13 November 2018 – 18:00 – 19:30

Paul Portuguese. The relevance of Borromini – 11 December 2018 – 18:00 – 19:30

The price, symbolic and accessible for all, to attend all matches is only 15 euro. Three exciting evenings designed (it is appropriate to say) for fans and lovers of art to redesign and rebuild human space. And if for you art and culture are the best ways to tease more worldly appetites, You know that the Museum will find a place where design and cuisine meet giving rise to unique sensory experiences: LINE is the restaurant and cooking workshop inside the MAXXI that turns the plastic thought in the gourmet kitchen. Art, culture, good food. It should perhaps another?