Raphael @ 500

Raphael @ 500 Exhibitions

Please check listings – many events unfortunately have been cancelled or postponed due to the global pandemic. Or view them virtually:

“Raphael and the Domus Aurea – the Invention of the Grotesque” -Rome – until January 7, 2022

Raffaello, Portraitist, National Museum of Kosovo, September 21 to October 10, 2021

Remembering Raphael: virtual exhibits to mark 500 years since death

Raphael and the Classical Canon, Nanshan Museum in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province, April 29, 2021

Magister Raffaello, Mexico City, Mexico – through May 30, 2021

Beijing World Art Museum Raphael digital exhibition, Beijing, China – through February 2, 2021

Pitti Palace, Florence Italy – Raphael and the Return of the Medici Pope – Restorations and Discoveries – October 27 to January 31, 2021

The Lightbox, Woking, UK – Raphael: Prince Albert’s Passion – October 3, 2020 – January 31, 2021

MOMENTS IN TIME: RAPHAEL DRAWINGS at the IIC Delhi (online) – article

Hanoi Museum, Vietnam – Magister Raffaello – September 8-October 31, 2020 (digital exhibition)

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


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 – The V&A’s Raphael Court is to reopen soon (14th November 2020) – explore the cartoons online

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

Is This Painting a Raphael or Not? A Fortune Rides on the Answer

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

Ahead of re-opening, London’s V&A museum unveils new Raphael gallery

How the Renaissance shaped Raphael’s art

Rome fresco fragment is by Raphael, experts confirm

A Roman Raphael: how scholars view the Old Master at 500

Raphael and the Antique by Claudia La Malfa review

Raphael Cartoons are ready for their close-up on V&A website

Raphael: A celebration of his life and work, on his 500th anniversary

The Renaissance ‘Prince of Painters’ made a big impact in his short life

No shows: the biggest cancelled exhibitions of 2020

One Caravaggio coming right up! Adam Lowe, the art world’s master faker

Vatican City: New €2 commemorative coin celebrates the genius of Renaissance artist Raffaello on the 500th anniversary of his death

Virtual lecture from Rome explores the influence of artist Raphael

The Immovable Raphael

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.

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