MAXXI (Museum of Art for the XXI Century), Rome, Italy

  • Date
    8/17/1998 (creation)
Related person
Zaha Hadid (architect)
March 19 2003 at 19:00;1998
"The MAXXI (Museum of Art for the XXI Century, also known as Contemporary Art and Architecture Centre for Rome) is the first national museum for contemporary art in Italy. The new Institution has been established by act of parliament and the design of the building is the first concrete step in the creation of the institution. The concept for the project by Hadid was based on the idea of 'irrigating' the large urban field with linear display surfaces, weaving a dense texture of interior and exterior spaces. The institution is thus rendered porous for the casual visitor, either providing en passe delight or enticing entry." --
1990s (1990 - 1999)
2000s (2000 - 2009)