Da Caravaggio a Bernini.
Capolavori del Seicento italiano collezioni reali di Spagna
A selection of paintings and sculpture by Caravaggio and Bernini,on loand from the Spanish crown, traces the close political and cultural paths established between the artists of the Court of Spain and Italian artists during the course of the 17th century. The exhibition includes works by Valasquez, Domenico Montini, Federico Barocci, Antoniao Raggi, Alessandro Algardi, Guido Reni, Giovanni Baglione, Domenico Guidi, Ercole Ferrata and Fede Galizia, one of the few known female artists of the 1600s.
Scuderie Del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16
(Piazza del Quirinale)
Sunday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and
Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 10:30 pm; through July 30
Dai Crivelli a Rubens
A selection of works from Fermo (in Le Marche region) reveal the rich collection of art housed in the Pinacoteca Cività, which like many museums and churches was damaged by the earthquakes of 2016. Altarpieces by Carlo and Vittore Crivelli, Ottaviano Dolci and Giuliano Presutti, the Adorazione dei Pastore by Peter Paul Rubens, Pietro da Corona and Baciccio are among the pieces brought to an auxiliary location in Rome while the pinacoteca undergoes restoration.
Complesso Monumentale Di San Salvatore in Lauro ;
Piazza Di San Salvatore in Lauro (Piazza Zanardelli – Via dei Coronari)
Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 1pm and 4-6 pm; through July 9
Jean-Michel Basquiat – New York City
Honoring, one of the foremost figures in contemporary art, the show is comprised of 90 works on canvas in large dimension, examining Basquiat’s rapport with his native New York. As an artist, he immersed himself in high art and graffiti, jazz and rap, punk and pop culture, anatomy textbooks and comics, then channeled this complexity into sophisticated, layered works that presaged today’s internet culture.
Though Basquiat soon left the conceptual graffiti of his early days behind to exhibit in art galleries, his paintings used the language and symbols of the creating images that honor black males as kings and saints. Sadly, his career was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 27.
Chiostro Del Bramante, Arco Della Pace 5
(near Piazza Navona)
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 8 pm and Saturday,
Sunday 10 am – 9 pm; through July 2
Lucilla Catania – InMateriale
Works in stone and marble by Roman-born sculptor, Lucilla Catania. Early on in her career,. Catania abandoned the use of terracotta to begin a new creative cycle using these materials. Since her first solo exhibition in Milan in 1988, she has shown throughout Europe.
Museo Carlo Bilotti – Aranciera Di Villa Borghese
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm;
through June 4
Also at this museum:
Bimba Landmann – Cultura visive e immaginario fantastico
A selection of fantasy paintings by the children's book illustrator combines an imaginary fantasy world with the history of art.
through June 4
Colori della prosperità: frutti del Vecchio e Nuovo mondo
Some 170 graphic illustrations of botanical entities represented in the sixteenth century festoon frescoes of Giovanni da Udine in the Loggia di Raffaello on the ground floor of the villa. Da Udini’s extraordinary representation of plant, vegetable and exotic species from the Americas within an arc of twenty years after the continent’s discovery leaves an important historical account on multiple levels.
Villa Farnesina, Via della Lungara 230 (Trastevere)
Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm; through July 2
Stanza d’artista. Capolavori del ‘900 italiano
Seventy works from the museum’s permanent collection by leading Italian artists Sironi, Martini, de Chirico, Savinio, Pirandello and Ferruccio Ferrazzi, whose work is shown here.
Galleria D’Arte Moderna Di Roma Capitale,
Via Francesco Crispi 24 (between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Barberini)
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 7 pm; through October 1
Spartaco. Schiavi e padroni a Roma
This exhibition reveals the complex world of ancient Roman slaves, starting with the last major slave revolt led by Spartacus between 72 and 71 BC. Having become a gladiator, he was knowledgeable in combat fighting and succeeded in training a multitude of slaves and marginalized persons turning them into an fighting force able to hold back the mythical Roman army for several years. The exhibition is divided into twelve sections displaying over two hundred and fifty archaeological finds, ten photographs and an audio-video installation.
Museo Dell’Ara Pacis Lungotevere in Augusta (Piazza Augusto Imperatore) Monday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm; through September 17
Dario Fo e Franca Rame: Il mestiere del narratore
Works in drawing, canvas, tapestry, copioni, photographs, documents, costumes, and objects from the private collection of Nobel laureate playwright, comedian, actor, lyricist and theatre director, Dario Fo and his actress, playwright and political activist spouse, Franca Rame. Throughout their years as performers and activists, they were among Italy’s most powerful voices..
Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini Via Delle Quattro Fontane 13 (Piazza Barberini) through June 25
I Fori dopo i Fori. La vita quotidiana nell’area dei Fori Imperiali dopo l’Antichità
An examination of artifacts found during archaeological excavations over the past 25 years offers insights into daily life in the area from the medieval to the modern era. A series of illustrated works show the rise of a city and highlight the events that shaped it.
Mercati Di Traiano, Via IV Novembre 94
Monday – Sunday, 9:30 – 7:30 pm; through September 10
Venezia Scarletta. Lotto, Savoldo, Cariani
The formula for the Venetian color known as scarlet red, once a carefully guarded secret handed-down through the generations by painters, dyers, alchemists and inventors, held a meaning far beyond the richness of the shade In the six artworks selected, Lotto, Savoldo and Cariani contextualized the transmutable quality of red from material to matter, skillfully allowing the painting itself to assume varied consistencies and iridescent tones.
Beyond these three artists, the Venetian painters wove scarlet red into the dense visual and symbolic plot that encompassed civic values, religious passions, worldly affections, and professional pride. The paintings are on loan from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Lourve in Paris, the Prado in Madrid, and the Accademia di Carrara,
Galleria Nazionale D’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini, Via Delle Quattro Fontane 13 Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7 pm; through June 11
Vivian Maier. Una fotografa ritrovata
The aura of mystery surrounding the life of Vivian Maier contributes to the current fascination with the artist and her work. A nanny by profession and a photographer by vocation, her Rolleiflex was her constant companion. In 2007, when the real estate agent John Maloof bought at auction, a part of Maier’s archives that had previously been confiscated for an unpaid debt, he immediately realized that he had found a precious treasure and from that moment onwards, his search for material by this mysterious photographer was relentless. Ultimately, he acquired more than 150,000 negatives and 3,000 prints. The exhibition comprises 120 black and white photos taken during the 1950s and ‘60s. A selection of color photos dating from the ‘70s and several Super 8mm films that accompany the exhibit, illustrate how Maier approached her subjects. Exercising a style that was imposing yet discreet and decisive, Vivian Maier photographed images of the cities she lived in – New York and Chicago – revealing an innate curiosity and an eye for detail.
The exhibition is curated by Anne Morin and Alessandra Mauro
Museo Di Roma In Trastevere, Piazza DiSant’Egidio 1b
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm; through June 18
Also at this museum:
China: rivoluzione – evoluzione. Manifesti della Propaganda (1949 -1983)
An ample selection of propaganda posters and paintings, on loan from the Hafnia Foundation, retrace popular themes that flourished in Chinese art under Mao Tse Tung, whose principal idea was that art should reflect the lifestyle of the working class and function at the service of political and social development.
through April 23
DNA The Great Book of Life from Mendel to Genomics
Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, a science that has changed our way of understanding nature, is one of the leading figures in an exhibition that explores what is essentially a microscopic and invisible world. More recent discoveries by scientists such as Watson and Crick, both of whom have enabled us to understand the structure and function of DNA, are also highlighted
Palazzo delle Espozioni Via Nazionale at Via Milano
Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
and Friday and Saturday 10 am – 10:30 pm; through June 18
Also at this museum:
Georg Basellitz. Gli Eroi
This exhibition explores a particular phase in the career of Georg Baselitz, one of Europe’s most celebrated contemporary artists. Baselitz’s figures are combatants, the partisans and victims of war, in which the hero figure, in its exclusively male variant, loses the positive image, displaying his fragility, precariousness, contradiction and failure. The artist configures a surprising delicacy in his portrayal of giant figures in tattered attire, who stand out starkly, though wounded and vulnerable, against a backdrop of rubble.
Baselitz (1938 -) was born in SachsenAnhalt and educated in the German Democratic Republic before moving to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1958. Between 1965 and 1966 , he painted a cycle of pictures entitled"The Heroes," many of which were selected for this exhibition.
through June 18
A retrospecive exhibition featuring more than 200 paintings by Giovanni Boldini, the masterful Italian genre and portrait painter and protagonist of the Belle Epoque, who lived and worked in Paris for most of his career. An article published in Time magazine (1933) referred to Boldini as the Master of Swish, alluding to his flowing style of painting. Stylistically, Boldini's work is associated with the painters of the Macchiaioli movement. His eclectic style made most evident in the period and society portraits where he navigated the luminousity of Realism while also taking inspiration from the eighteenth century English portratitists.
Complesso del Vittoriano Via di San Pietro in Carcere (Piazza Venezia)
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm, Friday, 9:30 am – 10 pm
and Sunday, 9:30 am – 8:30 pm; through June 16
Annette Messager - Messaggera
The first solo exhibition in Italy by Annette Messager, one of the most famous, innovative and nonconformist French artists on the contemporary art scene. The exhibition, curated by Chiara Parisi is the first among a new series of contemporary art exhibitions featuring women artists will present major shows with works for the most part not seen in Italy before. Each show will highlight the expressive force of the artist's vision.
This show combines the most remarkable works of a prestigious career with new ones specially created for the Academy. Annette Messager offers an imaginative, dreamlike itinerary that sets up interaction between the interior and exterior spaces of the splendid Renaissance architecture. In an exploration of the revolts led by women, their fears and fantasies, the artist raises the issue of prejudice with a single intention: transforming taboos into totems.
Born in 1943 and laureate of the Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Biennale, in 2016 Annette Messager received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for sculpture. Not only sculpture, however, but also drawing, painting, photography, writing and embroidery, are the instruments she uses in her installations.
French Academy - Villa Medici, Viale Trinità dei Monti 1
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm; through April 23
Artemisia Gentileschi e il suo tempo
Tracing the artistic path of one of the foremost influential female painters in history, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 -1653). She is legendary for having sued Agostino Tassi for rape, and losing the case in court. The daughter of painter Orazio Gentileschi, a grand artist of the Caravaggio school, the Carvaggio style is pervasive in her art. The paintings executed in her bottega during the Neapolitan period, when she while was under the protection of the nobleman Don Antonio Ruffo (1610-1678), illustrate the professional rapport she had with her Neapolitan colleagues; Jusepe de Ribera and Francesco Guarino Massimo Stanzione, Onofrio Palumbo and Bernardo Cavallino, which is apparent in works such as her Annunciation painted in1630,
Palazzo Braschi , Piazza San Panteleo 10 (Piazza Navona
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; through May 7
Also at this museum:
I pittori del ‘900 e le carte da gioco. La collezione di Paola Masino
Seen publicly for the first time decks of playing cards from the original collection of Paola Masino (1908-1989), commissioned designs by many leading artists of the last century including Carla Accardi, Alberto Burri, Consagra, Primo Conti, Carrà, Campigli, Capogrossi, Cagli, Fautrier Jean Cocteau, Carlo Levi, Renato Guttuso, Prampolini and Fausto Pirandello. The exhbition will be accompanied by portraits of Ms Masino realized by De Pisis, De Chirico, Mario Sironi as well as a display of docments and photographs.
through April 30
Collosseo – Un’icona
Divided into six sections, the exhibition presents the historical-cultural influences of the amphiteatre from painting to restoration, architecture and urban planning, to entertainment and literature, to sociology and politics.
Anfiteatro Flavio – Collosseo Piazza Del Colosseo
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 – 5 pm; through January 7, 2018
All’ombra delle piramidi. La mastaba del dignitario Nefer (165168)
Reconstruction in hierglyphics of an Egyptian funerary chapel.
Museo Barracco, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166
Tursday -Sunday , 10 am -4 pm; through May 28
EXHIBITIONS AT GNAM
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna
Viale Delle Belle Arti 131 (Villa Borghese)
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Museum Beauty Contest. La mostra dei ritratti
This most unusual exhibtion is presented as a beauty pageant – Miss and Mister Galleria Nazionale. Following the model of a game show competition, the public is invited to participate by voting for the portrait they consider the most beautiful from a selection of early nineteenth to the late twentieth century works by masters such as Giorgio de Chirico, Vincent van Gogh, Umberto Boccioni, Giovanni Boldini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Vittorio Corcos and Amedeo Modigliani, Vincenzo Gemito (whose work is shown here) along with artists who are less known or even anonymous. The exhibition is organized by Spanish artist Paco Cao, who currently lives and works in New York.
through May 1
Time is Out of Joint
With emphasis on reinterpreting its collection, the National Gallery reopens in a newly renovated space, which represents a radical shift toward abandonment of viewing art from the perspective of historical linearity.
through April 30
EXHIBITIONS AT MAXXI
MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo , Via Guido Reni 4A (Flaminio)
Tuesday - Friday and Sunday 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday, 11 am - 10 pm
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The World as a Prison?
Twenty-six artists and over fifty works present prison as a metaphor for our technological, hyper-connected, shared and increasingly controlled societies. The exhibition addresses exponential development of digital technologies, the advent of social networks and how the use of data has progressively and inexorably changed our societies, bringing with it, the collapse of social and urban philosophies of sharing. A new way of interacting ushers in the establishment of new regimes that threaten to stripe us of privacy in the name of security.
through May 21
The Independent: BASE / Progetti per l’Arte
Founded in Florence in 1998, BASE is a non-profit artist-run collective of eleven artists who exhibit their works outside the norms of established gallery and museum spaces. International artists are often invited to show, as well. The exhibition will comprise video and documentary material by BASE members Mario Airò, Marco Bagnoli, Massimo Bartolini, Vittorio Cavallini, Yuki Ichihashi, Paolo Masi, Massimo Nannucci, Maurizio Nannucci, Paolo Parisi, Remo Salvadori and Enrico Vezzi.
EXHIBITIONS AT MACRO
Museo D’Arte Contemoranea Roma, Via Via Nizza 138 at Via Cagliari (near Piazza Fiume)
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm and Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm tel 06 671 07040
Artisti in Residenza – Studi Aperti:
Marco Gobbi e Francesca Ferreri
An open studio event. The public is invited to visit studios and view works in progress by this year’s artists in residence winners.
through April 30
Gea Casolaro – Con lo sguardo dell’altro
The first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the Roman artist, Gea Casolaro. Works on view demonstrate Casolaro’s continuing investigation into social and cultural issues.
through June 11
Disegni schizzi bozzetti progetti e carte oltre il Futurismo
A series of works celebrating seventy years since the death of one of the most important exponents of the Futurist Movement. The exhibition comprises sketches, drawings, notebooks containing visual notes, architectural and installation projects.
Lia Drei / Francesco Guerrieri
The exhibition pays tribute to Lia Drei (Rome,1922-2005) and Francesco Guerrieri (1931 Borgia-Soverato 2015), partners in life and art. Throughout the 1960s they were protagonists of Gestalt research, planned and structuralist, particularly in Rome. Many of the twenty-seven works selected for this exhibition seen for the first time, document the particular approach to their research. The works are part of the Drei-Guerrieri archives.
Project Room #1
EXHIBITIONS AT MACRO TESTACCIO
Via Orazio Giustiana 4
Tuesday – Sunday, 2-8 pm
Pietro Fortuna – S.I.L.O.S
Presenting a new cycle of works created expressly for this exhibition, Pietro Fortuna reconstructs his artistic development over the past decades. Born in Padua (1950), Fortuna lives and works in Rome and Brussels.
through June 4
Alfredo Pirri – I pesci non portano fucili
The final stage of a retrospective dedicated to multi-media artist Alfredo Pirri. The title pays homage to The Divine Invasion, a science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. Set in an indeterminate future, it explores a Gnostic theme and the dualities of good and bad, deeds and misdeeds, the system of cosmic universality. Fifty works produced by the artist from 1980 through the present portray the complexity of the city, not only as an urban agglomeration but as open space, a place for sharing and meeting, as well as the many facets of its decline.
Alfredo Pirri (Cosenza, 1957) lives and works in Rome. He is considered one of the most significant artists of his generation.
through June 4
Alessandro Verdi – Sulla pelle della pittura
The fifth edition of a unique project that for the first time exhibits works shown at last year’s Biennale Venezia in an entirely different environment. The installation features wood panels with graphite markings and works on paper in acrylic in large dimensions.
La Pelanda through May 17
Marco Paoli – Ethopia
A selection of photographs capture the physical beauty of Ethiopia, its history and architecture, and the rich culture of the nation from which humanity can chart its origins.
Through May 17
Poetry – Adonis e Marco Nereo Rotelli
A collaboration between visual artist Marco Nereo Rotelli and Syrian poet Adonis forms the basis of two separate showings, an installation in mixed media inspired to some degree by the artistic tendencies that governed arte povera for Rotelli, and collage and calligraphy for Adonis.
Through May 17
Pericle Fazzini – Il Fucilato
More than an exhibition, this is an event. On view to the public for just nine days. Pericle Fazzini’s bronze sculpture of his friend Giuseppe Gozzer, who died before a German firing square at the age of 31. Fazzini captures the dreadful moment of the execution, and, more importantly, the sculpture symbolizes the anguish and sadness that had befallen the freedom-fighters. Imbuing the piece with vision and the physicality of place,
Galleria F. Russo, Via Alibert 20 (near Piazza di Spagna)
Monday, 4-7 pm and Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; April 20 - 29.
Fantini – Se vedi due rinoceronti
A solo exhibition by Roberto Fantini whose work can be characterized as inspiration for tales of fantasy. Born in Rome (1960), Fantini has had a long and varied career in the arts. Early on, he worked mostly in Asia and Tibet as a professional dancer, thus his travels have greatly influenced his artworks, made visible in the manner in which he allows figures to interact. His well-executed primitive style is a reminder of ancient tribal art.
RVB Arts Via Delle Zoccolette 2B (Via Giulia and Via Giubbonari)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 1:30 pm and 6-7:30 pm;
opens April 27 through May 16
Eric Bainbridge – Solo Show
An exhibition of sculpture by English artist Eric Bainbridge, known to have influenced a younger generation of British sculptors through his use of everyday materials. The show displays sculpture, sketches, and preliminary drawings.
Monitor ,Via Sforza Cesarini 43a-44 (historic center)
Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm; April 27 through June 10
Evgeny Antufiev – Eternal Garden
The lightness of butterflies makes them an unlikely subject to be cast in bronze but Russian artist Evgeny Antufiev models his latest works, a series of butterflies in bronze and brass cast with embroidery work from a Nabokov novel. Known for his passion for butterflies, Nabokov employed themes in his work based on metamorphosis, rebirth and ephemerality. Antufiev’s oeuvre comprises a range of subject matter; bones, cloth, crystals, glue, hair, insects, marble, meteorites, teeth, snake skins and wood.
Z”O Galleria – Via Della Vetrina Via Della Vetrina 21
(near Piazza Navona)
Tuesday –Saturday, 1-7pm; through June 10
Tano Festa – Mi aprirò nel sole – opere 1960-1987
Festa was a principal exponent of the Roman Pop Art group, the School of Piazza del Popolo, although he preferred to define himself as popular rather than pop. The thirty works featured in this show, executed between 1960 and 1987, are based on a poem written by the artist in 1958. Many will be seen publicly for the first time.
Galleria Marchetti Via Margutta 8 (near Piazza del Popolo)
Monday, 4:30–7:30 pm, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30 am – 1 pm and 4:30-7:30 pm;
through May 31
Nina Bovasso - Intrecci di Colore
Bovasso represents the new generation in New York. Since her youth, she has absorbed the city’s stimuli,. Influenced by the abstract paintings of her father and the graphics designs of her mother, she has elaborated her own style, a formal visual provocation triggered by an unstable harmony, nonlinear and evasive, hiding a complex and refined artistic research behind simple forms.
The artist’s latest works are clippings that have taken shape from a palette of harmonic colors and compatible tonalities. Her works in white consist of interwoven forms, biomorphic and rectilinear, cut from cardboard and secured onto a gypsum canvas
Nina Bovasso lives and works in New York. She has shown in Spain, Germany, Brussels, Italy and galleries throughout the U.S. She is represented by the Josèe Benvenue Gallery, New York
Sala 1, Piazza di San Giovanni 10
Tuesday – Saturday, 4:30-7:30 pm; March 29 through May 27
Leonardo Blanco - Luca Zarattini
Two very different artists are brought together in an exhibition playing on the double meaning of the show’s title: works on paper, referring to the way that , paper can be used as a communal support and tool.
Using old maps and contemporary typography, Leonardo Blanco’s works (shown here) are characterized by their abstract aesthetic and functional aspect.
In Luca Zarattini’s work, sketch paper, wrapping paper, drawing paper, overlapping tape form the substrate of graphite work, pen, pastel and charcoal.
RVB ARTS, Via Delle Zoccolette 28 (near Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Farnese)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 1:30 pm and 4-7:30 pm;
through April 18
Graham Hudson – I’m empty like a vegetable
Recent works by English artist Graham Hudson continue the thread of earlier themes found in his work. Hudson’s works embody the concept of object, sound, performance and moving image.
Monitor, Via Sforza Cesarini 43a -44 (Palazzo Orologio)
Tuesday – Saturday, 1-7 pm
Nina Fischer – Maroan el Sani – Dynamis
In conjunction with the opening of their exhibition at the MAXXI titled Freedom of Movement, multi-media artists, Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani exhibit their 2014 video Dynamis. The two artists have collaborated since 1995, working in photography, film and video installation. Their research focuses on the relationship between contemporary society and former landmarks which have lost their original function.
Fischer and el Sani have shown in museums and galleries worldwide.
Gallleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Via Pallacorda 15 (Ghetto)
Monday – Friday, 2-8 pm; through May 6
Giorgio Griffa – Paintings 1970 – 2017
Griffa abandoned figurative painting in favor of a form of abstract painting that still characterizes his work. Painting with acrylic on raw un-stretched canvas, burlap and linen, Griffa's works are nailed directly to the wall along their top edge. When not exhibited, the works are folded and stacked, resulting in creases that create an underlying grid for his compositions. In keeping with his idea that painting is constant and never finished, many of his works display a deliberate end-point that has been described as stopping a thought mid-sentence. Despite early associations with movements such as Arte Povera and Minimalism, Griffa's work was not exhibited in the United States for 40 years following his first solo exhibition in New York at Ileana Sonnabend's gallery. Giorgio Griffa (1936 - ) lives and works in his natal city of Turin.
Lorcan O’Neill, Vicolo Dei Catinari 3 (Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm; through May 13
Caterina Silva – Munster
An exhibition that lends new interpretation to and event that took place in Munster in 1534 when the Anabattists took control over private properties, and forced shared wealth and polygamy on the city's citizens. The artist considers her art practice a struggle with language and its system of classification but uses painting to expplore the obscure parts of the mind.
Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Via Del Portico D’Ottavia 13 (Ghetto)
Tuesday – Saturday, 3-7 pm