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25/04 - 07/09/2014

The Art of Command. The Legacy of Augustus

Type: Archaeology

The exhibition explores the main cultural policies and the propaganda used by Augustus in his principality and replicated through the centuries for their success. 

The art of building consensus around the person of Augustus, and at the same time to embrace the heroic destiny of Rome, was pursued with success by the Emperor becoming a model and a source of inspiration in later centuries, until the absolutist regimes of the twentieth century.
The 12 sections of the exhibition, divided by themes and different historical periods, illustrate how emperors like Charlemagne, Frederick II, Charles V and Napoleon, to name just a few, in the course of history have reinterpreted Augustus' "art of command".
On display engravings, paintings, coins, mosaics, etchings, oils, sculptures and gems coming from the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Museo della città di Mantova - Palazzo S. Sebastiano, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Musei Vaticani, Biblioteca nazionale centrale, Galleria Borghese, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, Museo nazionale Romano in Palazzo Massimo, Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Fondazione Dino e Ernesta Santarelli, Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Soprintendenza Archeologica del Lazio, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena, Circuito museale Genius Bononiae, Biblioteca d’Arte e di Storia di San Giorgio in Poggiale di Bologna e other civic museums of Rome.

Claudio Parisi Presicce e Orietta Rossini
Presicce Parisi C.; Rossini O.
2014, 80 p., ill., brossura
Editor: Silvana editoriale
Language: Italiano


Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00-19.00;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time;
Closed: Monday.

Special late night opening of the museum from August 22nd to September 6th every Friday and Saturday at 21.00-24.00 (last admission at 23.00), on the occasion of The Colours of the Ara. 

Entrance ticket

From August 22nd to September 6th every Friday and Saturday at 21.00-24.00 (last admission at 23.00), on the occasion of The Colours of the Ara combined tickets for "The Colours of the Ara Pacis" and the exhibition "The Art of the Command. The Legacy of Augusto":
- Adults € 11,00
- Concessions € 9,00
- Ticket Terms and Conditions

 Special late night opening  on August 19th, from 21.00 to 24.00 (last admission at 23.00)

Combined Ticket (Ara Pacis museum + "L'arte del comando. L'eredità di Augusto" exhibition):
 - Adults: € 14,00;
 - Concessions: € 12,00;

Roman Citizens only (by showing a valid ID):
- Adults: € 12,00;
- Concessions: € 10,00.

Ticket Terms and Conditions


Buy online
Just show your printed receipt at turnstiles of the Capitoline Museums and the Ara Pacis Museum; no need to go to the ticket office.
In all other museums show your printed receipt at the ticket office (without standing in line) and get your tickets.
Additional booking fee: € 1,00. 


Tel. +39 060608 (daily, h. 9.00 - 21.00)

Further information

Promoted by: Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e Promozione Artistica – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali


Zètema Progetto Cultura

With the collaboration of

Acea; Assogenerici; BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, UniCredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena; MasterCard Priceless Rome; Vodafone

With the technical assistance of

La Repubblica; ATAC

Security services: Travis Group

Press room

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