Palazzo Boncompagni organizes exhibitions and events dedicated to art and culture.


May 2022

450 years
of Pope Gregory XIII


On May 25th, 450 years ago, Ugo Boncompagni was crowned Pope and given the name “Gregory XIII”, after a very short conclave held on May 13th 1572.
On the occasion of this symbolic anniversary, the Palazzo Boncompagni Foundation is organizing a rich program of activities.

Pistoletto Gregorio XIII


June 21st 2022

Michelangelo Pistoletto
for the 450 years
of Pope Gregory XIII

A conversation with Michelangelo Pistoletto and the first guided tours of the Palazzo.


February 26th – May 22nd 2022

Marino Marini

Knights and Horses at the Palazzo

Palazzo Boncompagni offers the city a significant selection of 24 works by the great artist Marino Marini, more than ten years after his exhibition at the Civic Archaeological Museum.
There are 24 works on display – 23 of which are owned by the Foundation alongside a plaster sculpture from the Toninelli private collection. The artworks were created between 1939 and 1963 and are all dedicated to one of the artist’s most cherished themes and one that made him world famous: knights and horses.

Da Gregorio XIII a Pistoletto


May 7th – September 18th 2021

From Gregory XIII
to Michelangelo Pistoletto

From the Renaissance to the Rebirth

At Palazzo Boncompagni, discover the extraordinary encounter between two men who, at different times and in different guises, faced, reflected and practiced some of the key themes of humanity: Pope Gregory XIII, a great innovator, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the greatest contemporary artists.
Thus it happens that the five centuries that separate them disappear in front of Pistoletto’s works, which are in close dialogue with the frescoes and rooms of a place that was a meeting point and a forge of ideas, solutions and resolutions.