The Italian National Museum of 21st Century Art, Maxxi Rome, opened its doors in 2009 and is located in the Flaminio district of the city. Designed by Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, this is a stunning curved building which is a work of art in itself. Inside its walls you can revel in the view of Maxxi’s permanent collection of contemporary art and architecture, in addition to the museum’s temporary exhibition space.
You can wander in awe of the art on your own, or join a guided tour to learn even more about the building and its collections. Tours are available for groups as well as individuals but must be booked in advance. The tours are conducted in Italian, with English, French and German guides also available.
Enjoy the permanent collection free of chargeMaxxi’s permanent collection is on display in Gallery 4 of the museum, with free admittance from Tuesday to Friday, as well as the first Sunday of every month. Here, continually evolving exhibitions trace thematic itineraries exploring the museum’s collection. On display you can find a wide variety of artwork, ranging from photography, drawings and videos, to installations, sculptures and paintings. Some are works by the great masters of the 20th century while some works are by young artists and designers exhibited for the very first time. In other words, Maxxi is the place to be if you want to experience both the masters as well as new, emerging talent.
Getting to MaxxiIf you want to visit this gem of a contemporary museum, then you can make your way there with ease. Take Metro A to the Flaminio Station, then hop on tram nr. 2 and get off at Apollodoro. From here, the museum is just a 250 meter walk away.
Art lovers might just find their paradise in the Italian capital, with museums like Maxxi featuring as one of many highlights. Make our Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome your home away from home, and enjoy modern comfort in a historical setting. If you are looking for tips on where to go to experience the art scene at its finest, feel free to ask our staff for suggestions.