Bulgari goes to Madrid

Thursday, 01 December 2016, by Antonella Reina

Bulgari and Rome, a new exhibition about the historic jewellery brand

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Bulgari and Rome, an exhibition that looks at how the art and architecture of ancient and modern Rome have been a source of inspiration to the designers of Italian Maison throughout its history.

Bulgari and rome Madrid Sofia Loren wearing Bulgari earrings

The exhibition brings together more than 140 pieces of jewellery from Bulgari’s Heritage Collection (including jewels that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor) and from a number of private collections, including that of Baroness Thyssen. They are displayed alongside around 30 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by different European artists who have depicted the city of Rome in their works, including Canaletto, Gaspar van Wittel, Ippolito Caffi and Arthur John Strutt. The majority have been lent by the Museo di Roma (Palazzo Braschi) with other loans from the Galleria Borghese, the Capitoline Museums and the collections of Banco Intesa San Paolo and the Circolo della Caccia.

Bulgari goes to Madrid

From 30 November 2016 to 26 February 2017.

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