Rome MAXXI National Museum Of The 21st Century Arts

Posted 19.02.16 by Leigh


Address: MAXXI, Via Guido Reni 4/A, 00196 Rome, Italy.

The MAXXI National Museum Of The 21st Century Arts in Rome (Italian: MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo) is one of Italy's most prestigious museums and exhibition centres. Located in the Flaminio district of the Eternal City, on a site that was originally a disused military compound (Caserma Montello), the MAXXI project was first announced in 2000 but took over 10 years to complete, when the MAXXI finally opened its doors in 2010. The museum was designed and created by renowned British-Iraqi architect, Zaha Hadid and was awarded the Stirling Prize for architecture in the same year. The MAXXI comprises of two museums; 'MAXXI art' and 'MAXXI architecture', as well as an auditorium, library, galleries and so forth. The museum hosts several contemporary exhibitions, events and educational projects throughout the year; see the MAXXI's official website for the most up-to-date information.

Libera e Permanente (Free and Permanent): from every Tuesday to Friday the museum offers free admission to its permanent collection which is located in Gallery 4 on the upper floor. The collection is continually growing and it includes works by Alighiero Boetti, William Kentridge, Kara Walker, Anish Kapoor, Gerhard Richter, Francesco Clemente, Lara Favaretto, Marlene Dumas, Kiki Smith, Thomas Ruff, Vanessa Beecroft, Alys, Ugo Rondinone, etc.

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays and Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm, Saturdays from 11:00am to 10:00pm (closed on Mondays). Tickets: various prices. Last entrance is one hour before closing time.

69 Manin Street - Via Daniele Manin 69, 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel: (+39) 06 99 33 03 74 - Fax: (+39) 06 96 70 87 30 - Email:
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