Galleria del Cembalo
The Galleria del Cembalo, an exhibition space on the initiative of Paola Stacchini Cavazza and Mario Peliti, in the ancient heart of Rome, between Piazza di Spagna and the Tiber, welcomes art enthusiasts and collectors on the ground floor of Palazzo Borghese.
These halls were set aside by Marcantonio VI Borghese in the late 18th century for the prestigious collection belonging to Cardinal Scipione, which afterward was transferred to Villa Borghese.
The first gallery's show “Passaggi”, curated by Giovanna Calvenzi in May 2013 for the inauguration of the gallery, explores discontinuity and changes in the work of three generations of Italian photographers: Ugo Mulas, Mario Cresci, Olivo Barbieri, Francesco Radino, Antonio Biasiucci, Gabriele Basilico, Paolo Pellegrini, Paolo Ventura, Silvia Campores, Alice Pavesi, Luca Campigotto and Moira Ricci.
Around thirty exhibitions in four years, let the Galleria del Cembalo stand out among Italian galleries for its rich programme, often offered simultaneously to highlight the interaction between different authors and topics and the dialogue between young artists and great masters.