Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Rome Sights

MAXXI—Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (National Museum of 21st-Century Arts)

  • Via Guido Reni 4 Map It
  • Flaminio
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 03/19/2014

Fodor's Review

It took 10 years and cost some €150 million, but for art lovers, Italy's first national museum devoted to contemporary art and architecture was worth it. The building alone impresses, as it should: the design, by Anglo-Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid, triumphed over 272 other contest entries. The building plays with lots of natural light, curving and angular lines, and big open spaces, all meant to question the division between "within" and "without" (think glass ceilings

and steel staircases that twist through the air). While not every critic adored it at its 2010 unveiling, it's hard not to feel delighted by the surprisingly playful space.

The MAXXI hosts temporary exhibits on art, architecture, film, and more. Past shows have included a retrospective on top Arte Povera artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and an exhibit of works by architect and engineer Pietro Nervi. From the permanent collection, rotated through the museum, more than 350 works represent artists including Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, and Gerhard Richter.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

Via Guido Reni 4, Rome, 00196, Italy

Map It

Phone:

06-32810

Sight Details:

  • €11
  • Tues.–Fri. and Sun. 11–7, Sat. 11–10 (ticket office closes 1 hr earlier)

Updated 03/19/2014

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement