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MAXXI - Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo

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Address: Via Guido Reni 4A, 00196 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 320 2438
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 24 October 2016

We were very impressed by the architecture of Zaha Habib. Her use of daring connections of spaces within the confines of the pre-existing structures is imaginative, surprising at every step and viscerally pleasing. We found her exhibition space very adept to the prevailing trend in art installations. They are currently two excellent shows of Italian photographers and very sensitive yet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great museum. The permanent collection has something very fascinating. Only con, but it's something to be changed throughout the country: the ticket price is too high.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I recommend this museum if you are interested of contemporary art and architecture. It is fantastic place. If you want to have a break from the historic and crowded Rome this is the place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful natural museum of contemporary art and architecture.Fantastic arrangement of photographs. Visit Maxxi , it offers a change of pace from the art museums in Rome. Building itself is very impressive.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I went to see Maxxi with great expectations to see great architecture and great contemporary art. Instead I found the building rather chaotic, full of unnecessary angles, ramps, and other detracting elements that interfere with the presentation of the art. The art itself was not inspiring, with one very weak Anselm Kiefer and none of the promised (in the ads)... More 

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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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