Rome home of Italian Futurist Balla to stay open in 2022

Giacomo Balla home to remain open for all 2022.

Rome celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter and Futurist master Giacomo Balla by opening his former home to the public for the first time, after being closed up for 30 years.

Casa Balla, the painter’s kaleidoscopic vision of art and colour on Via Oslavia, opened in June with visits scheduled to end in December.

However due to popular demand and sell-out visits, MAXXI has arranged for Casa Balla to stay to the public throughout 2022.

Its opening is thanks to a collaboration between MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st-Century Arts, and Rome’s special superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape, with the support of the Italian culture ministry and the Bank of Italy.

Born in Turin in 1871, Balla lived and worked in his extraordinary Roman home from 1929 until his death in 1958.

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His daughters Luce and Elica, also painters, stayed living in the house until the 1990s.

Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, MAXXI art director and curator of the project explains: “The house with its decorations, furniture, works of art expresses the artist’s personality in all its forms and represents one of his greatest masterpieces.”

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Reservations for Casa Balla are required and can be made via MAXXI website.

Photos M3Studio Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI © GIACOMO BALLA, by SIAE 2021.