The first museum in Italy to be devoted to modern works has finally opened in Rome. The MAXXI formally known as the National Museum of the XXI Century Arts. The facility has been under construction for a while and has not been warmly accepted by Italy's artistic elite. The country of course is home to an incredible bounty of classical art and architecture. This new museum, devoted to the avant garde, seems like it could be out of place.
The collections though promise to be worth a visit. They will house collections under two main headings: architecture and art. Under architecture the museum will have collections of architectural documentation (plans, designs, etc.) and architectural photography. Under art they will focus on important Italian and foreign artists of the XX century's last four decades in order to “ensure the continuity between the most recent production and past experiences”.
The museum's website is here and you can find them in Rome at Via Guido Reni, 4 A 00196 Roma f +39 06 32101829