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Festa di Roma

Global Temple Conference

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: 

  • Monday 10/26 - Friday 10/30: A virtual exhibition on STELLA featuring artworks created by undergraduate and graduate students inspired by their time at Temple Rome.

  • Monday 10/26, 1:30PM EDT: LIVE gallery opening and faculty exhibition streamed from the Temple Rome Facebook page

  • Tuesday 10/27, 11AM EDT: A Temple Rome Virtual Internships Information Session. Register here. 

  • Wednesday 10/28, 12PM EDT: LIVE walking tour of Rome from Piazza del Popolo to the Temple Rome Campus with Gianni and Prof. Jan Gadeyne. Streamed from the Temple Rome Facebook page. 

  • Thursday 10/29, 12:30PM EDT: A Temple Rome Virtual Information session designed just for art and art history students. Register here.