The MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art is one of the latest additions to Rome‘s museum pool and is also one of its most prestigious ones. It is housed in a special building designed by Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. It is divided into an architectural and an art section and often hosts temporary exhibitions.
MAXXI Museum Rome
Address, opening hours and admission
The address of the MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo is Via Guido Reni, 4 A – Rome (tel. +39 06 3201954). Bus: 168. Streetcar: 2. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday and Sunday, 11:00 to 19:00; Saturday, 11:00 to 22:00. Closed: Monday, May 1, December 25. Entrance fee: 12 Euros. The Roma Pass is valid in the MAXXI. The MAXXI is not free on the first Sunday of the month. There are four wheelchairs available for the disabled, two of which can be reserved in particular. Guided tours are available, but they are only in Italian. The museum’s restaurant, MAXXI21 (tel. +39 063207230), is open every day except Monday from noon until the closing time of the museum itself.
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.