Night of Museums 2022 at Villa Medici

On the night of 14 May 2022, the exhibition Scribbling and Doodling. From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly will be open to the public from 8 pm to 2 am.

As part of the Night of Museums, the exhibition will be free from 8pm.
Access every quarter of an hour from 8pm to 1.30am by reservation of a time slot

The French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici takes part in the 12th edition of Museum Night, which is taking place simultaneously throughout Europe: an opportunity to discover the temporary exhibition Scribbling and Doodling. From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly presented until 22 May, curated by Francesca Alberti (Villa Medici), Diane Bodart (Columbia University) and with associate curator Philippe-Alain Michaud (Centre Pompidou).

Through a collection of almost 300 original works dating from the Renaissance to the modern era, the two presentations of the exhibition will shed light on one of the most unconventional and overlooked aspects of the practice of drawing. 

By displaying works by masters from the early modern period – Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Titian, Bernini, etc. – next to  those of major modern and contemporary artists – Picasso, Dubuffet, Henri Michaux, Helen Levitt, Cy Twombly, Basquiat, Luigi Pericle, and many others – the exhibition reconsiders chronological classifications and traditional categories of art history (such as margin and centre, official and non-official, classic and contemporary, artwork and document) and places the practice of scribbling at the heart of artistic making.

Scribbling and Doodling. From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly 

Curators : Francesca Alberti et Diane Bodart
Associate curator : Philippe-Alain Michaud
Exhibition organised with the Beaux-Arts of Paris

Catalogue available in French on sale at Villa Medici.
Available from Monday 16 May 2022 in Italian. More information at this link.

Informations about the exhibition

Photo credits

Cover picture : © M3 Studio
Night of Museums 2022 poster : © Roma Culture
Cover image of the catalogue: Asger Jorn, L’Avangarde se rend pas (détail), 1962, Paris, Centre Pompidou / MNAM-CCI © Donation Jorn, Silkeborg / Adagp, Paris, 2022 / Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais, photo : Georges Meguerditchian