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AIA Continental Europe Italian Section Event: Rome, Italy I May 2019

PROGRAM – Saturday 25 May 2019

Theme – Exploring the Dialogue between Art and Architecture

4.5 LUs + 2.0 HSW/SD LUs (Preliminary Estimate)

10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Villa Farnesina, Via della Lungara, 230 (in Trestevere)

The Villa Farnesina is one of the noblest and most harmonious creations of the Italian Renaissance. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Sienese banker Agostino Chigi commissioned the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi to design the villa. The interior is decorated with frescoes by Raphael Sanzio known as Raffaello, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giovanni da Udine, Giovanni Bazzi known as il Sodoma, Giulio Romano, Giovan Francesco Penni, and Baldassarre Peruzzi himself. At the end of the sixteenth century the Villa was purchased by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese from whom it takes its name “Farnesina” to distinguish it from Palazzo Farnese on the other side of the Tiber. We will be

given a special guided tour of the villa and a talk on the work of Raffaello by noted art historian Professor Alessandro Zuccari.

13:00 – 16:30 Walking tour with stop for Lunch

A few treasures of Roman Art and Architecture led by art historian Professor Marta Braun with comments on specific sites from architects Lawrence Mitsch and Royce Lanier

14:00 – 15:30 Lunch

Venue: to be announced

16:30 – 18:30

Venue: Palazzo Rhinoceros / Fondazione Alda Fendi - Esperimenti, Via del Velabro 9 (adjacent to the Arch of Janus

Jean Nouvel’s first project in Rome is the new headquarters of the multidisciplinary arts organization created by Alda Fendi in 2001 for the express purpose of breaking down barriers between art, theater, literature, music and performance. We will tour the current facilities - the foundation headquarters, gallery, an all suites hotel called the Rooms of Rome (where participants may choose to stay during their visit) and a roof top restaurant that make up the core of what Nouvel calls a ‘village of artists’ and Fendi calls ‘a neighborhood under one roof’ and ‘a place for living with art’. We will also learn more about the experimental arts programming of the foundation and of plans for future expansion of the facilities.

For hotel bookings at the Rooms of Rome reply to the email from Roberto Conserva, or contact Royce Lanier.

20:30 – Evening Program (drinks and dinner)

Venue: to be announced