17 April 2019 - 01 September 2019

Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo perduto

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opening hours

TUESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONT 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
The ticket office is open until 1 hour before Museum closing.

1 May
25 December

Bucolica cafe & bookshop

TUESDAY to SUNDAY  11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONT 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


The restaurant service is closed temporarily. We are doing our best to restore the service as soon as possible. In the meantime please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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curated by Giovanna Calvenzi
The exhibition has been extended until 1 September 2019

A delicate, rigorous and wise recount of an Italy emerging from the ashes of the Second World War.

This exhibition presents an extraordinary chronicler of the Italy of the Fifties and Sixties who published more than 500 photographs in the weekly Il Mondo, portraying created by the famous journalist Mario Pannunzio, protagonists of the worlds of art, culture, fashion and film along with ordinary people.

Among his photos, rediscovered after more that 50 years of neglect, are those of Pier Paolo Pasolini at Monte dei Cocci in Rome, Tennesse Williams on the beach with his dog, Anna Magnani with her son on the Circeo beach, Kim Novak ironing in her room in the Grand Hotel, Sofia Loren joking with Marcello Mastroianni in the Cinecittà studios. And then a family seeing the sea for the first time at Rimini and the devastated faces of the people at the funeral of Palmiro Togliatti. 


Main sponsor Gucci

Paolo Di Paolo

Paolo Di Paolo è nato nel 1925 a Larino, in Molise. Nel 1939 si trasferisce a Roma per conseguire la maturità classica e dopo la guerra si iscrive alla facoltà di Storia e filosofia dell’Università La Sapienza. Frequenta gli ambienti artistici romani e decide di sviluppare, attraverso il mezzo fotografico, il proprio interesse per le arti figurative. Nel 1954 inizia a collaborare con il settimanale Il Mondo, fondato e diretto da Mario Pannunzio. Di Paolo ne diventerà uno dei principali collaboratori, con il maggior numero di foto pubblicate (573 immagini). Full bio