Raphael @ 500 Exhibitions
Please check listings – many events unfortunately have been cancelled or postponed due to the global pandemic. Or view them virtually:
Remembering Raphael: virtual exhibits to mark 500 years since death
Hanoi Museum, Vietnam – Magister Raffaello – September 8-October 31, 2020 (digital exhibition)
The Lightbox, Woking, UK – Raphael: Prince Albert’s Passion – October 3, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche – Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Urbino, Italy – Raffaello and His Friends of Urbino – October 3, 2019-January 19, 2020
Raphael Tapestries in the Sistine Chapel – Vatican City – February 17-23, 2020 – Entry to the Vatican Museums was free on 23 February, in what is likely to be the last chance to see the tapestries in the Sistine Chapel for a very long time
VATICAN MUSEUMS REOPENING UNVEILS RESTORED RAPHAEL ROOMS
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – La Jolla, CA, USA – “Raphael” lecture series – May/June, 2020
The National Gallery, Washington, DC, USA – Raphael and His Circle – February 16-June 14, 2020 – An Exhibition of Masterful Drawings by Raphael Highlights His Enormous Influence on Those Who Followed in His Footsteps—See Images Here
Dresden’s Old Masters Picture Gallery, Dresden, Germany – Raphael’s Sistine Madonna (and other Old Masters) – reopening February 29, 2020
Scuderie del Quiranale, Rome, Italy – March 5 to June 2, 2020 1) Will Rome extend the Raphael exhibition in Rome? 2) Art review: Raffaello 1520-1483 at the Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome 3) Visit the greatest ever exhibition of Raphael’s work online on the 500th anniversary of his death 4) GREAT NEWS! Major Raphael show in Rome returns for three-month run 5) A massive Raphael exhibit reopens in Rome. Six people can enter every five minutes. 6) Rome opens Raphael blockbuster 24 hours a day to cope with demand.
Raphael at Villa Farnesina: Galatea and Psyche
6 April – 31 July 2020 – Rome, Italy
SUNAC Center for Contemporary Art in Kunming, China – Raphael’s Art: Impossible Encounter (high-resolution copies) – June – September 5, 2020
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK – Raphael’s Cartoons special update – 2020
Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy – The Raphaels of the Borghese – 2020 (they also held an academic conference on Raphael on September 23, 2019)
The National Gallery, London, UK – The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael – October 3, 2020-January 24, 2021 – NOW POSTPONED UNTIL 2022: London’s National Gallery extends Titian and delays Raphael blockbusters amid Covid-19 crisis
My Posts on Raphael
Raphael: Painter in Rome – Novel review and Q&A with author
Raphael Roundup: Books and Films
Raphael: A Visual Salve for Stressful Days
Raphael for the Holidays: A Gift Guide
Raphael, Kind of Like an Old Boyfriend – my musings on the Renaissance man
That’s Amore: Raphael’s Love Life
The Haddo Madonna is NOT a Raphael – right??
A mystery 70 years in the making: Will we ever know what happened to Raphael’s Portrait of a Young Man, which was stolen during World War II?
Finally, news of Raphael exhibits in Europe to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death!
Read my first blog post about the upcoming 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, on April 6, 1520.
Other Articles on Raphael@500
The School of Athens: A detail hidden in a masterpiece
Random Thoughts on Raphael
In the Virtual (and Actual) Footsteps of Raphael – with many links to his artworks
Ancient Hue Detected in Renaissance Painting
Florence In the Footsteps of Raphael
Urbino In the Footsteps of Raphael
Raphael did a nose-job in self-portrait, face reconstruction suggests
The Big Review: Raphael at the Scuderie del Quirinale
Was Raphael as saintly as they say?
Raphael’s face reconstructed to solve tomb mystery
Medical error led to painter Raphael’s death, study finds
It wasn’t the sex: bloodletting fatal for Raphael, study claims
8 Interesting Facts About Raphael, Master of the Italian Renaissance
‘Rafaello 1483-1520’ Review: A Renaissance Reappraisal
Raphael’s “Sibyls” fresco restored in heart of Rome
An ode to Raphael: The Prince of Painters
No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museums
Raphael: artistic god or purveyor of kitsch?
Raphael’s last paintings unveiled: A discovery made during a Vatican Museums restoration
Why the Italians are full of praise for the Queen
Book: The Turbulent World of the Divine Painter
Raphael’s bittersweet 500th anniversary in Rome
Art review: Raphael and his sex life
500 years of artistic elegance: Read the life story of the master artist Raphael
The Restorative Power of Faith: The fruit of an artistic rivalry, ‘Transfiguration’ turned out to be Raphael’s greatest achievement
A master visual catechist: Raphael and the Italian High Renaissance
Raphael: Lorenzo Raveggi to work for a film about the artist
To ask why Raphael matters today is to ask why art matters
Raphael, one of three artists at apogee of High Renaissance
Raphael: an artist at the apex of the High Renaissance
Raphael revisited: Vatican offers virtual tour 500 years after artist’s death
Raphal’s “Transfiguration” and Orion: this week on the Storyteller’s Night Sky
Celebrating Raphael on 500th anniversary of his death
Raphael, Italian painter and architect, High Renaissance harbinger of modernity
Rome: Raphael Exhibition has Already Closed
The Eternal Importance of Raphael
Raphael: The Consolation of Beauty in the Face of Fear
How Raphael, ‘The Prince of Painting,’ Wholeheartedly Captured Humanity
Factum Arte digitally unveils life-size partly 3D printed replica of Raffaello’s tomb
Arrivederci Raphael, Renaissance Master Coronavirus Victim As Nearly 500 Italian Museums, Monuments Close
Should the best artists of the Renaissance be defined by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Rome Celebrates the Short, but Beautiful, Life of Raphael
Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn’t immune from virus
Villa Farnesina dedicates events to Raphael
Raphael’s Sistine Madonna: Dresden’s Old Masters Picture Gallery Reopens After a $50 Million Renovation, Looking to Shake Up How We Experience Classical Art
Urbino Legend: The chance of a lifetime for lovers of Raphael
Uffizi panel quits over loan of Raphael
The Layers of History Behind Raphael’s Tapestries at the Sistine Chapel
For One Week Only, Raphael’s Tapestries Return to the Sistine Chapel
Celebrating the genius of Raphael, 500 years later
The Key to Raphael’s Genius? His Way With People.
Chatsworth Raphael (short video)
Profile Portrait of Valerio Belli (short video)
Learn the basics about the Renaissance artist Raphael and see some of his art on Artsy.net.
Read Giorgio Vasari’s entry about Raphael in his Lives of the of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.