Rome offers art lovers visiting Rome in 2011 a remarkable list of art exhibitions ranging from Van Gogh to Italian contemporary artists, from Palazzo Farnese Renaissance art to futurist artist Pablo Echaurren via Teotihuacan City of Gods at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and the Golden treasures from Dacia on loan from the Romanian History Museums at the Imperial Fora museum. For the Eternal City of Rome and its guests 2011 is going to be another year of unforgettable shows.
MAXXI Museum of the 21st Century | Italian Contemporary Art | Nervi at the MAXXI
The MAXXI museum is a stunning piece of architecture and an amazing venue for exhibitions of contemporary art but it is also a place to experiment innovative visual and linguistic forms of art. Until March 20th 2011 Maxxi hosts an exhibition of works by the 4 finalists of the Italian Contemporary Art Award. These four young Italian artists bring to life with their art recent Italian events from the so called “anni di piombo” in the 1970′ to the current immigration concerns offering the opportunity to discover some of the new creative talents of the under 40’s generation.
Until March 20th 2011 the Maxxi Museum dedicates a deepened show to Italian architect and engineer Pier Luigi Nervi focusing on Nervi’s works for the 1960 Rome Olympics. Out of curiosity do not miss the nearby Corso Francia Bridge designed by Nervi in the late 50′ best viewed from the nearby Ponte Milvio Bridge.
Alongside these works the museum is inaugurating a new archive project to document and promote the materials preserved in the collections of MAXXI Architecture that will be made available on-line in the Study Room of the Central Archives.
If you need any additional reason to visit the Maxxi Museum in Rome just consider that the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona just declared Zaha Hadid Architects’ MAXXI “Building of the Year 2010” defined by the jury of the WAF as an “Unwound Guggenheim”.
Eat, drink and relax in/around the Maxxi Museum in Rome
Foodies visiting the Maxxi after a tour of the museum should head straight to the nearby Ponte Milvio district (photo gallery) just across the river Tiber to enjoy a tasty thin crust pizza at Il Grappolo d’oro, a cheese platter paired with a glass of wine at Peccati di Gola or just a great simple sandwich at Gondi’s.
MAXXI Tickets and Info
Official Website: www.fondazionemaxxi.it/en/index.aspx
Call Center 06 32810
How to reach MAXXI
- Metro A stop Flaminio followed by tram n. 2 stop Apollodoro
Bus n. 53, 217, 280, 910
- Tue-Wed-Fri-Sun 11.00-19.00
- Thur-Sat 11.00-22.00
- The ticket office is open until 1 hour before museum closing
- Mondays | 1 May | 25 December
- Adults €11
- Concessions €7 for groups of 20 to 30 people and associate groups; 2×1: 2 young people between 15 and 26 years of age may enter by purchasing just 1 €11 ticket (not valid for groups);
€4 per student (over 14 years old) for class groups (first and second level secondary schools, universities) acquiring educational activity packages (excluding bank holidays);
- Free under 14 years old, disabled visitors requiring accompaniment, companions of disabled visitors, employees of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Lazio Region tour guides and couriers, 1 teacher per class group, ICOM members, AMACI members, adults over 65 (Tuesdays only)
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