The MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art is one of the latest additions to Rome‘s museums and is also one of its most prestigious ones. It is divided into an architectural and an art section.
MAXXI Museum Rome
Address, opening hours and admission
Address: Via Guido Reni, 4 A – Rome (tel. +39 06 3201954). Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday from 11.00 till 19.00 (Saturday till 22.00). Closed: Mondays, May 1, December 25. Admission: 12 Euros (age 14-30: 8 Euros; age 0-13: Free). A two day pass costs 15 Euros.
History and description
The museum has both a permanent exhibition and a number of temporary exhibitions going on at the same time.
The Museum itself was designed by the Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid who, in 2010, won the prestigious British architectural Stirling prize for the project.
The MAXXI architectural museum is partly devoted to noted 20th century architects and their works, and partly to even more contemporary emerging figures and trends in the architectural world.
The MAXXI Art Museum on the other hand is focused mainly on groundbreaking art seen from an Italian perspective and mostly by Italian artists.