Rome 1840–1870: Travelogues and Photography


Giacomo Caneva (c. 1852–53) <em>The Roman Forum. The Foca Column</em>
Giacomo Caneva (c. 1852–53) The Roman Forum.
The Foca Column

salted paper print (from paper negative)
coll. Filippo and Orsola Maggia
© Fotomuseo–ING, Italy
     In the midst the tourism boom in nineteenth-century Western Europe, photographers traveled to Rome with the newly invented camera in tow.  Their photographs capture Rome as a city of fantasy, an image inspired by literary travelogues.  The dissemination of these photographs as travel guides forms a basis for the modern and contemporary image of ‘Rome.’  We will be exhibiting approximately 130 original prints of photographs of historic sites in Rome selected from the valuable collection of nineteenth-century photography deposited in the Fotomuseo Giuseppe Panini (Modena, Italy), along with several supplementary exhibits such as Japanese painters’ journals and postcards from their travels to Europe and other selections from the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

Main exhibits, complete list of exhibits



Related events
Lecture: “Collecting Photographs, Collecting Fragments of History”
May 21 (Fri.), 2010  6:00–7:30PM (numbered tickets distributed 5:00PM–)
1F lecture hall
Free admission; maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: Filippo Maggia (collection depositor; chief curator, Fondazione Fotografia, including Fotomuseo Giuseppe Panini, Modena, Italy)
in Italian with Japanese translation

Course on platinum printing
May 30 (Sun.) and June 6 (Sun.), 2010  2 courses
Organizers: Kyoto University of Art and Design; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Fee: 10,000 JPY; maximum capacity 20; reservation required
Contact: Kyoto University of Art and Design, Uruyama Extension Center
TEL (075)791-9124  http://www.kyoto-art.ac.jp/general/
in Japanese only

MoMAK Films @ home: Italian films
June 19 (Sat.) and 20 (Sun.), 2010  2:00PM– on both days  Bellissima (dir. Luchino Visconti; 1951), etc.
Organizers: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Admission: 500 JPY per screening
in Italian with Japanese subtitles
(Roma Ore 11 also with English subtitles)


Lecture: “Rome in Nineteenth-Century Photography”
June 27 (Sun.), 2010  2:00–3:30PM (numbered tickets distributed 1:00PM–)
1F lecture hall
Free admission; maximum capacity 100
Lecturer: Maria Francesca Bonetti (curator, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Roma, Italy)


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Exhibition dates
Thursday, May 20 – Sunday, June 27, 2010
Closed on Mondays

Venue
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto  3F
Please note that the 4F Collection Gallery will be
replaced by The Inagaki Brothers: Chusei & Toshijiro during the above period.
Hours
Regular hours
     9:30AM–5:00PM (admission until 4:30PM)

Evening hours (every Friday)
     9:30AM–8:00PM (admission until 7:30PM)


Organizers
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Roma, Italy
Fotomuseo Giuseppe Panini, Modena, Italy
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena



Admission
  Day of admission Group (20 or more)
Adult 700 500
University students 450 250
High school students and younger Free Free
There are no advance tickets for this exhibition.

Also on view: Rome 1840–1870: Travelogues and Photography (5/20–6/27, MoMAK 3F Exhibition hall)
Admission for both the Inagaki and Rome exhibitions: Adult 1000 JPY, university students 500 JPY
Only applicable when purchasing tickets for both The Inagaki Brothers: Chusei & Toshijiro and Rome 1840–1870: Travelogues and Photography at the same time.


Charles Soulier (c. 1865–68) <em>The Tevere River. View of Saint Angel Bridge</em>
Charles Soulier (c. 1865–68) The Tevere River. View of Saint Angel Bridge
albumen print
coll. Filippo and Orsola Maggia
© Fotomuseo–ING, Italy


Main exhibits
Approximately 130 photographs by British, French, and Italian photographers active in the nineteenth century, such as Robert MacPherson (Edinburgh 1815/16 – Rome 1872), Giacomo Caneva (Padua 1813 – Rome 1865), and James Anderson (Blencarn 1813 – Rome 1877), among many others.

Complete list of exhibits: PDF (215KB)

Publicity materials
Poster (B2) design proposal

(2010/04/09)

Flyer PDF (3.14MB)

(2010/04/22)


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