5 Great Places to See Modern Art in Rome (I) | LUXE TRAVEL
As the former seat of the Roman Empire, Rome is one of the most historic cities in the world. But there’s more to this city than ancient culture and crumbling ruins. As the capital modernises, an air of change blows through the city, influencing everything from architecture and art to dining and leisure. The art scene, in particular, has welcomed a wealth of contemporary offerings, from internationally acclaimed museums like MAXXI to collective art hubs and creative spaces. On your next visit, make time to see these five great places for modern art in Rome.
1. MAXXI Museum - designed by acclaimed Zaha Hadid
When MAXXI (the National Museum of 21st Century Arts), opened in 2010 it was a revolution for modern art in Rome. As well as being Italy’s first national institute dedicated to contemporary arts, it’s also home to the country’s first national museum of architecture, MAXXI Architettura. The institute also houses an art museum, MAXXI Arte. The compelling building, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, is a work of art in itself and a maze of bridges and walkways leads visitors between its unconventional spaces. Visit MAXXI Architettura to discover the wonders of 20th century and modern day Italian architecture or explore cutting-edge interdisciplinary art collections at MAXXI Arte.
Often considered the younger, more audacious sister of MAXXI, MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea) has two locations: MACRO Via Nizza, housed in an old beer factory in the city centre, and MACRO Testaccio, which takes over a former slaughterhouse in the suburbs. Aiming to bring international art to the capital while creating a bridge between the two areas, the museums present boldly curated exhibitions by local and international talents. Since opening, the MACRO museums have become popular meeting places of the city’s creative residents and are essential stops for modern art enthusiasts.
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Source: Rocco Forte