02 July 2019 - 31 December 2019

Alberto Garutti. Ai nati oggi

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TUESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER 06:00 pm – 00:00 am
FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER 06:00 pm – 00:00 am
starting Saturday, 12 October:
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11:00 am – 02:00 am

25 December


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

Day of the Contemporary 2019

On Saturday 12 October the museum will be open with free admittance from 11am to 7pm (last entries at 6pm).

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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.