Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Special CCR Visit to the Giorgio de Chirico Museum - May 26, 2012

"They say that Rome is at the centre of the world and that Piazza di Spagna is in the centre of Rome, therefore, my wife and I would indeed be living in the centre of the centre of the world, which would be the apex of centrality, and the apogee of anti-eccentricity." Giorgio de Chirico, The Memoirs of Giorgio de Chirico 

Giorgio de Chirico’s apartment is situated on the top three floors of the 17th century Palazzetto dei Borgognoni at number 31 Piazza di Spagna, Rome. The artist lived here for the last 30 years of his life with his wife Isabella Pakszwer Far, who continued to reside in the apartment until she passed away in 1990.

Today, thanks to Isabella Pakszwer Far’s legacy, the de Chirico House-museum is accessible to the public. Inaugurated on 20 November 1998 on the 20th anniversary of the artist’s demise, the House-museum provides a unique and intimate look into the artist’s everyday life as well as an opportunity to enjoy a close-up view of the original imagery of his artwork, in a surprising and evocative weaving of art and life. 

We will have an opportunity to have a guided tour in English of the house, which is pristinely preserved with some of the Surrealist master's signature works, as well as his attic studio. 

When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 
Where: Giorgio de Chirico House-Museum, 31 Piazza di Spagna
Time: 9:45am, tour starts at 10:00am sharp 
Cost: CCR members: €7.00, over 65 €5.00, under 18 €5.00, non-members:  €10.00, over 65 €7.00, under 18 €7.00 
RSVP: Cindi Emond at by May 24.