02 July 2019 - 31 December 2019

Alberto Garutti. Ai nati oggi

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opening hours

TUESDAY 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
SATURDAY 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The ticket office is open until 1 hour before Museum closing.

CLOSING DAYS
Every Monday, 1 May, 25 December

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TUESDAY 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
THURSDAY 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
FRIDAY 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
SATURDAY 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
SUNDAY 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Mediterraneo restaurant and garden

MONDAY chiuso
TUESDAY 11:00 am – 00:00 am
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 00:00 am
THURSDAY 11:00 am – 00:00 am
FRIDAY 11:00 am – 02:00 am
SATURDAY 11:00 am – 02:00 am
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 00:00 am

WHERE ARE WE

Via Guido Reni, 4/A
via Guido Reni, 8 (during bookshop and cafe’s opening hours)
00196 Roma

LIBRARY’S CLOSING

The library will be closed from Wednesday 23 October to Friday 8 November for energy efficiency works. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Piazza del Popolo
Project curated by Hou Hanru and Monia Trombetta

A public art project set in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo to celebrate the universal event of birth, moving a sudden and sincere emotion.

The ambitious project created by Alberto Garutti connects the square’s lampposts with the Policlinico Agostino Gemelli IRCCS’ maternity ward. Every time the light pulses it means a baby is born: the installation is dedicated to him (or her) and all the newly born that day in the city. Garutti, a significant public art’s representative, develops his research starting from works that leave the museum’s spaces to enter the urban landscape and create total engagement and sharing from the audience.

Pushing a button on every birth’s occasion – by the Policlinico Agostino Gemelli IRCCS’ ward staff – the lampposts light intensity will increase a bit for approximately thirty seconds before returning to its regular power. At every pedestrian entrance/exit route of the Piazza an iron plate is positioned with the caption’s high-relief:

The streetlights of Piazza del Popolo are connected to the maternity ward of Policlinico Agostino Gemelli.
Every time the light blinks, it means a child is born.
The work is dedicated to that child and all the children born today in this city.