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Works to transform this former army barracks into the Museo delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) have been stop-go since building began in 2001, to a design by Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. But the political wheel turns and at the time of writing, the person who championed the creation of a centre for 21st century arts and architecture in Rome when she was culture minister in the late 1990s is now back in government, and pressing noisily for more funds, faster. When it is finished - no one is willing to guess when that will be - it will certainly be striking but pessimists (aka realists) doubt that it will rival the Tate Modern phenomenon. For the time being, it hosts occasional interesting temporary shows.

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MAXXI details

Via Guido Reni 10

Area Rome

Transport Bus 53, 280, 910/tram 2.

Telephone 06 321 0181

MAXXI website

Open (during exhibitions only) 11am-7pm Tue-Sun.

Admission free.

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By jewelsh - Jul 29 2013

You should update your information, Time Out! MAXXI has been up and running for three years. Zaha Hadid's architecture can be too much for some exhibits, but it is certainly a tour de force. Current shows (July-August 2013) by Fiona Tan, Alghiero Boetti and Luigi Ghirri are well worth a visit. Take time - the Fiona Tan film works evolve slowly, but reward the viewer's attention.

By Sissy Rosa - Dec 7 2010

Maxxi opened in May 2010!

By Véronique A. - Jun 19 2010

Fabulous new museum. Amazing and very creative & futuristic architecture (hidden from the street) in a totally non touristy area.

The flow of the building is amazing. ou go from one space to another with a fluidity which seems totally natural.

Bravo to the lady (for once!), architect.

Véronique A.