MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome
MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome

MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts

Art and architecture from the 21st century

The name MAXXI is short for Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (National Museum of the XXI Century Arts). It is the first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity.

More than being a museum, MAXXI’s ambition is to be a laboratory for cultural experiments and innovation, and to be place for the study, research and creation of the aesthetic contents of our time. It hosts a rich program of activities: exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, and educational projects.

MAXXI consists of two museums: MAXXI Architettura is the first national museum of architecture in Italy, while MAXXI Arte focuses on contemporary art with its own collection of around 400 works.

The building itself is a major architectural work designed by the Iraqi-British architect Dame Zaha Hadid, the first woman to have received the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In 2010, the year of the building’s inauguration, the design of MAXXI was awarded the Stirling Prize for architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architect’s.

Practical Information

Via Guido Reni 4/A, Rome, Italy
+39 06 320 1954
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on Mondays, 1 May, 25 December

How To Get There

Metro : line A stop Flaminio

Tram : line 2 stop Apollodoro

Bus : line 53 stop De Coubertin/Palazzetto dello sport, line 168 stop MAXXI – Reni/Flaminia, line 280 last stop Mancini, line 910 stop Reni/Flaminia

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Past Exhibitions

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Pier Luigi Nervi: Architecture for Sport

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Amos Gitai. Chronicle of an Assassination Foretold

The exhibition Chronicle of an Assassination Foretold at MAXXI in Rome is a site-specific project by Amos Gitai, dedicated to the film Rabin, the Last Day (2015) on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. On the evening of 4 November 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin … [read more]

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Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury

The exhibition Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury at MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome presents work by over 40 artists, architects and designers from Istanbul, exploring the dynamics, changes and cultural demands of contemporary Turkey. Five major themes run through the exhibition: … [read more]

Choi Jeong-Hwa, Golden Lotus (2015)


The exhibition Transformers at MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome presents projects by four artists from different parts of the world, who are at once artists, designers and social activists. Choi Jeong-hwa from Korea, Didier Fiuza Faustino from France, Martino Gamper … [read more]