ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
MAXXI
Museum of 21st Century Art / Rome

MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, is the first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity.

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 headed by Giovanna Melandri.

Since December 2013 Hou Hanru has been the Artistic Director of the museum, which includes MAXXI Architettura, directed by Margherita Guccione, and MAXXI Arte, directed by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.

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 its collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of our 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.

Recent events and exhibitions include:

Stimela: Southern Africa Migration Project with photographer Luca Sola.

Letizia Battaglia, Just for Passion, a major exhibition gathering 40 years of Italian life and society.

Related Photo Essay: Companion in Rome by Bill Phelps

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MAXXI
Museum of 21st Century Art / Rome

MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, is the first Italian national institution devoted to contemporary creativity.

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 headed by Giovanna Melandri.

Since December 2013 Hou Hanru has been the Artistic Director of the museum, which includes MAXXI Architettura, directed by Margherita Guccione, and MAXXI Arte, directed by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.

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 its collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of our 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.

Recent events and exhibitions include:

Stimela: Southern Africa Migration Project with photographer Luca Sola.

Letizia Battaglia, Just for Passion, a major exhibition gathering 40 years of Italian life and society.

Related Photo Essay: Companion in Rome by Bill Phelps

maxxi.art