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MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts

Duration: 2 hours

MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is the first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity and conceived as a broad cultural campus. MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in the July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and houses two museums: MAXXI Art and MAXXI Architecture.

The programming of the activities – exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, educational projects – reflects MAXXI’s vocation as a place for the conservation and exhibition of ts collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of out time.

The MAXXI building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid, located in Rome’s Flaminio quarter and featuring innovative and spectacular forms.

MAXXI Art has been conceived as the Italian point of reference on the international circuit of excellence in contemporary art. The collection and the exhibitions, reflecting the latest developments in art, but with a broad-based approach, ensure that the institution effectively legitimizes and acts as an international showcase for Italian art of the present.

In the museum’s cultural programming, Italian art will therefore receive particular attention and will be interpreted in relation to an international frame of reference.

The production of works on the occasion of exhibitions, commissions for site specific interventions and the programming of competitions connotate the museum as a place of experimentation and a true propulsive centre for the most up-to-date art.

Furthermore, MAXXI Art intends to act as the fulcrum of a coordinated programme and as a centre for exchanges with other Italian museum institutions as well as actively dialoguing with museums in other countries.