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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
11:00 - 19:00
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Sat 11:00 - 22:00

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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The architecture of the museum is very nice and modern..Its a little far and out of the way from most tourist attraction in Rome but its intersting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 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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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited MAXXI after feeling the need to experience some contemporary culture in Rome. The building is refreshingly modern and MAXXI features permanent exhibits and temporary installations. We were fortunate to visit during the exhibit of photographs by Letizia Battaglia, a Sicilian photojournalist. The displays were fascinating, both in how the photographs were exhibited, and Battaglia's subjects. Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Even though it's a bit further from the center, we really enjoyed this museum. The building by Zaha Hadid is spectacular, exhibition of contemporary art is not the best in the world, but some of the galleries were really good. If you like modern art and architecture, you will love it for sure!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A relatively new museum of modern art. A bit remote location. Almost 4 km from e.g. Pantheon. I recommend a walk to Piazza del Popolo and a tram from there to the museum. Maxxi is a sight as such. Lots to see and experience. Breathtaking! The museum shop was good but the cafe was somewhat modest.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Could Zaha Hadid's structure be any more antagonistic towards art? There are pointless ramps everywhere and no decent gallery space in the whole building. This museum is the definition of pretentiousness and shows the bankruptcy of contemporary architecture. Art does not stand a chance with all the slanted floors and walls. There is no place to hang anything in 80%... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I write this as an art curator with a good deal of knowledge about contemporary architecture. The Maxxi is about a 10 minute cab ride from the Pizza del Popolo, so a little off the beaten track. The architecture is striking. Zaha Hadid has few buildings in the U.S. so this was an opportunity to see one of her major... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

After a couple of days of exploring historic places we fancied a change, and always like to visit a modern art gallery. On paper it sounded great. The reality is somewhat different. The building is wonderful, but beyond that there isn't much of worth. I get the impression that the "2012" tv series team have been here. Whilst I am... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The building is really impressive designed by the famous Iranian British Architect Zaha Hadid. Ground floor was closed for renovation reasons without any advise at the site though. The other two floors house some nice and nteresting art works but nothing really impressive. Poor book store at the Ground floor with limited book and other object collection. Rather disappointing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Situated near the auditorium conceived by Renzo Piano, absolutely to vist,, this museum do not satisfy your expectation if you have experience of similar museums (e.g. Guggenheim in Bilbao)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The architecture of the museum is very nice and modern..Its a little far and out of the way from most tourist attraction in Rome but its intersting

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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 centres - 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 football stadium is just a short walk across a bridge.
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