permanent exhibition

MAXXI Collection. The Place to Be

Opening hours & tickets

opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 11.00 - 19.00 Saturday 11.00 - 22.00 Sunday 11.00 - 19.00 Closed Mondays, December 25, May 1 The ticket office is open until 1 hour before museum closing Opening hours & tickets
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Gallery 1 – admittance free for everyone from Tuesday to Friday and every first Sunday of the month
Gallery 2 – admission with the museum entrance ticket
curated by Margherita Guccione and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

PLEASE NOTE: in order to permit the rehanging of Collezione MAXXI. The Place To Be, Gallery 2 will reopen to the public from Tuesday 31 October 2017

Francis Alÿs, Micol Assael, Gianfranco Baruchello, Letizia Battaglia, Elisabetta Benassi, Rossella Biscotti, Maurizio Cattelan, Bruna Esposito, Massimiliano Fuksas, Gilbert and George, Toyo Ito, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Sol Lewitt, Mario Merz, Pier Luigi Nervi, Renzo Piano, Paolo Portoghesi, Ugo Rondinone, Alvaro Siza…

MAXXI is reconfiguring and tripling the spaces devoted to its permanent collections from 6 May. The presentation of the collection begins in the museum piazza featuring three new large-scale installations: Mareo Merz by Elisabetta Benassi, Anima by Mircea Cantor and Winter Moon by Ugo Rondinone.

It then proceeds without interruptions on the ground floor, with a new permanent video gallery, while Gallery 1 houses a space devoted to the heart of the museum’s documentary collection: the Archive of the Incontri Internazionali d’Arte. The itinerary then proceeds with over 60 works of art, architecture and photography, with pieces from the Sixties through to the most recent period.

The Archives Centre instead features the exhibition Interiors: 10 architects and studios featured in the MAXXI Architettura collections, including Aldo Rossi, Carlo Scarpa and OBR, represent through projects and words the rooms of our daily lives.

The Place To Be is also marked by the publication of the amended Catalogue of the MAXXI Arte Collection organized in two parts: the general catalogue of works and the section devoted to prizes, commissions and thematic presentations. The e-book of the MAXXI Architettura Catalogue will be also be available and will include the new acquisitions from 2016-2017.  



Beyond the physical space: the MAXXI Collection is also virtual! With just a few simple gestures you can enjoy a unique and immersive experience through 3D viewers available in the Gallery 1. Observe in the most minute detail some of the most interesting architectural models not currently on display and explore the thinking of the great masters through their projects.