Visit Italy’s National Museum of the XXI Century Arts in Rome.
With its cutting-edge design and 312,000 square-feet of space, located on the grounds of a former military barracks in Rome's Flaminio district, the MAXXI Museum has recently added a shining star to Rome's diverse architectural landscape.
The name comes from the blending of the words "Modern Art" (or "MA") and XXI, the number 21 in Roman numerals; this is no coincidence since the building's clean, unadorned lines featuring white concrete walls, stark black steel stairs and a glass roof that filters in natural light are a fitting representation of 21st century aesthetics.
Designed by the Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win, in 2004, the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, the building's elegant curves and stunning interior spaces have been very much appreciated on an international level. MAXXI was awarded the prestigious Stirling Prize and was later declared "World Building of the Year 2010" at the World Architecture Festival of Barcelona.
Officially called the National Museum of the XXI Century Arts, the building houses two separate museums -- MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture – and the permanent collection of 300 works includes pieces by Balla, Morandi, De Chirico, De Pisis, Guttuso, Fontana, Kandinsky, Kapoor, Richter and Andy Warhol, among others, providing a nice counterpoint to the classics that fill most of the city's other museums.
But that's not all: MAXXI is also a research workshop where, alongside exhibits on contemporary art and architecture, design, fashion, film and advertising are featured in a multidisciplinary cultural center.
The entrance is possible at any time on the selected date.
Admission for children under the age of 14 and people with disabilities is free. The museum is wheelchair accessible.
Closed on Mondays, May 1st and December 25th.
Reservation requests for this museum generally can be confirmed in one business day. If you place your order on Friday, confirmation will not be available until Monday.
The MAXXI Museum is located in Via Guido Reni 4 A, close to the Flaminio Stadium.
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