MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome

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MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, an imposing modern art and architecture museum designed by architect Zaha Hadid in 1998, features an intriguing sense of scale and space. Emanating from the honeycomb-like central hall, flowing stairways and paths connect the museum spaces, library, and indoor and outdoor galleries. The multileveled layout, enhanced by natural light that pours in, evokes the layered archaeological cityscape beyond the museum's walls. You can rent an audio guide or call ahead to arrange a guided tour. Put MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo into our Rome trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • All architecturally charming and very well taken care of. the different areas offer both temporary and permanent exhibitions that ... the permanent part focuses heavily on photographic collections and reproduction of architectural projects. €12 entry for the full price. possibility to use the card. With the library card of Roma you can take advantage of the reduced price.
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  • I honestly like the Museum of modern art expecting much better. In comparison to its foreign competitors we own. Deserves the show gravity, a boon for those interested in physics and art. Highly recommended. Good and cheap the bar.
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  • If you are not a freak of building and strange exhibits... don’t go ! Simply amazing how much money was spent on these museum. Who pays for these ? Some of the exhibits are simply not worthy of being ...  more »
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  • A museum of contemporary art. Hosts temporary exhibitions. The building is a work of contemporary architectural art. The first floor is free to the public some days but it's exhibition is small, medium quality and could be better presented. I did not enjoy my visit there. Maybe for locals is a nice exhibition place. But not so much for tourists (in other words better check the museum site if the temporary exhibitions are of your taste before visiting). If you are a tourist and in search of art more to our times consider visiting the national galleria
  • As of late January 2018 the exhibitions are thematically related and could all be summed up as reflecting the notion of 'space' - personal, environmental, urban, psychological, social, cultural and way-out-there cosmic space. This worked well through a combination of pieces from both art and architecture, that compare real cities and imaginary ones. For instance, models for proposed urban development projects, and artistic perspectives of living in urban areas. There was work from Beirut artists exploring concepts of living in conflict zones, and a special show about gravity/space/time with some artistic interpretations. There were some interactive displays where one could warp the fabric of the universe, or increase dark matter. A lovely spider was busily making a large web while her movements were audibly amplified. In fact there were warnings at the entrance regarding her presence, but she looked pretty relaxed.
  • Absolutely loved this museum! Very contemporary and far from city centre, so there weren't many tourists. Note that you must check in your purse, no matter how big or small they are which was kind of annoying- definitely bring a clutch to put your wallet and other valuables in. The museum is rather small for me. The architecture seems huge, so I thought it would take me half the day to see, but I only spent probably 3 hours in total and I took my time too. It's okay though because the selection of artists and artworks were great. Very inspiring and contemporary. Free wifi and a nice coffee shop
  • Great! I loved the building, the exhibitions, the facilities. This is how a modern art museum should look like. The map provided on the walls for visitors to take is a great solution. The shop and cafeteria together is an interesting idea too, but I had an impression it is not big enough. Anyway I recommend it to people of all ages, the exhibiotions were much varied so that everyone can find something for themselves.
  • Absolutely great for art lovers , or even for a coffee in the garden its awsome! first hall was lots of artistic - science works from NASA that was great the other exhibition was one of the artist which were painting and that was the performance which really mesmerized me :)
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