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MAXXI - Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo

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Address: Via Guido Reni 4A, 00196 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 320 2438
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Conceived as a broad cultural campus, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation...

Conceived as a broad cultural campus, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in the July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and headed by Giovanna Melandri. From December 2013 Hou Hanru is the Artistic Director of the museum, which includes MAXXI Architecture, directed by Margherita Guccione, and MAXXI Art, directed by Anna Mattirolo.The programming of the activities - exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, educational projects - reflects MAXXI's vocation as a place for the conservation and exhibition of its collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of out time.The MAXXI building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid, located in Rome's Flaminio quarter and featuring innovative and spectacular forms.

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Interesting Gallery

This gallery is quite a distance from the centre of Rome, we took a taxi there and then walked back along the banks of the River. It is interesting but not in a traditional way... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Karen F
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I consulted the website, but to our big surprise the halls with the collection were closed for works.

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

This gallery is quite a distance from the centre of Rome, we took a taxi there and then walked back along the banks of the River. It is interesting but not in a traditional way, architecture features a lot plus stage set models and some sculpture, still if you are interested in alternative art, go here.

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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Since I love modern art this was the first exhabition we visited. The museum is small and looks empty, the exhabitions are mediucar, mostly in Italian and suites students (and not tourists). I expected an inspiring place and got high school level musium.

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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

I've seen many a modern art museum around the world and I can honestly say... the exhibits here are a little bit on the odd side! Even for my rather wide taste. I found the other museum nationale moderne nearby better because this one is definitely "eclectic" and "uber modern". The dancing indoor vinyard complete with psychedelic film background... yep....... More 

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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Arriving by foot from the Ponte della Musica the building is a wonderful surprise as you turn the corner into the entrance. The permanent collection of art and architects drawings and models is also unique and inspiring.

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Went to see the Hadid building rather than the art inside. Easy to get to after our visit to the Borghese Gallery by Metro and then the no.2 tram. The building itself was very interesting but the exhibitions less so, apart from a stunning collection of black and white photographs of Palermo life c1960s-80s.

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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

With all the wonderful things to see in Rome don't waste your time at this poor excuse for an art museum.

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

The museum is in a quite neighborhood a little north of the center near the Tiber. It is a modernest masterpiece recently added to a city steeped in the history of epochs long since past. The space is large and allows for multiple exhibits at any one time and the curators are exploring modern art in a way that is... More 

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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This museum was difficult to get to from our hotel by Parliament. We had to take a 10 euro taxi to get there. Once we were there, we had a difficult time finding our way back. It was in a non-tourist/ non-shopping district. We had to rely on the kindness of a local to call us a taxi. The architecture... More 

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

This museum is well off the tourist areas. Building was designed by the late Zaha Hadid - and it is quite literally STUNNING. The building is very deceptive from the front but the external curves and facade spectacular. The museum caters for modern art and culture which is sometimes a pleasant change from ancient Rome. Just loved this place.

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The Flaminio area has been making a name for itself as a hub for contemporary architecture and art. Over the past decade, Flamino’s grassy knolls have seen the rise of cultural centers - amazing feats of architecture like the beautiful Ponte della Musica, the wavy contemporary art MAXXI Museum, and the futuristic Parco della Musica, a music complex where international names perform. Flaminio also has traces of the 1960 Olympic Games with Palazzetto dello Sport and Villagio Olimpico, the athlete’s Olympic village turned residential housing. If culture means a ball and a foot, keep your eye on the prize: Rome’s famed Stadio Olimpico soccer stadium is just a short walk across a bridge.
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