Rome is not all about ancient history! Visit the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art and get to know Italian art from the 1960s until the present day.
Contemporary art shakes up the Eternal City! In the neighborhood around the Porta Pia in the northeast of Rome the multi-faceted cultural complex of the Museum of Contemporary Art is born.
It is a compelling example of an "industrial archeology" that promotes the reuse and renovation of abandoned factory buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries: in fact, it combines the ex-Peroni brewery with a striking new wing by leading French architect, Odile Decq.
The sheer size and spatial distribution of the complex makes it ideally suited to host important national and international exhibitions. In addition, MACRO's permanent collection offers a selection of the most significant expressions of the Italian art scene from the 1960s until the present day. Artists such as Carla Accardi, Piero Dorazio and Ettore Colla (Forma 1 group), Tano Festa, Mario Schifano and Mimmo Rotella (Scuola di Piazza del Popolo) and Mario Ceroli and Pino Pascali (Arte Povera) are displayed alongside exponents of more recent trends like Astrazione Povera and video art.
The museum contains a bookshop, media library, video resource center, conference room and education center, as well as the stylish MACRO 138 Restaurant in collaboration with Gambero Rosso and a multi-level rooftop garden with an outdoor cafe'.
In case of special exhibitions, you may be required to pay an additional fee in order to enter the museum.
Please note that the entrance tickets are not timed and can be used at any time on the chosen date.
The unique collection of Modern and Contemporary Italian Art at MACRO has the following opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00AM - 10:00PM; Closed on Monday as well as January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closing time.
The museum is free for children under the age of 6.
Requests for this museum can generally be confirmed 30 days in advance.
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