TOP 10 ART SPACES IN ROME, ITALY (No Fine Art here)

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Rome is a historical city, there are enough old things to look at in Rome and you can find thousands of lists on these old and astonishing things. Sometimes you just need something refreshing, and that’s exactly what modern art provides: a good break from the more classical Roman cultural scene, acting as a ying-yang to the rest of the city, here’s a list of some of my favorite art spaces in Rome.



1.museo MAXXI 

The MAXXI building is a piece of art itself, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, the art displayed features a series of modern artists with excellent standard and beautiful pieces. The museum is very big and engaging and the work heterogeneous enough to probably have at least one piece or two that any art snob would enjoy. Although it’s outside of the city center, I think it’s worth every second spent getting there.


Admission: Over 25: 12€ (13.58 usd) || 14 to 25: € 9 (10 usd) || Under 14/disabled visitors: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, Closed on Mondays.

Website: https://www.maxxi.art/en/orari-e-biglietteria/

Instagram page: @museomaxxi



2.Macro Testaccio

Macro is specialized in Italian contemporary art, the museum has two locations: One in Testaccio which is #2 on this list and one in Via Nizza which is #3 here. Macro Testaccio hosts very interesting and experimental exhibitions with lots of performance art throughout the season. Check out their webpage to see if the current exhibition would be of interest to you. Also, the Testaccio neighbourhood is known for nightlife, going to the museum and following that with some drinks is a good plan in my book.


Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday: 4pm till 00:00, Closed on Mondays.

Website: https://www.museomacro.it/

Instagram page: @macromuseoroma


3.MACRO (Via nizza)

The space here is way bigger than in the other location, and some exhibition felt like they weren’t using all of the space, but generally they still are satisfactory and interesting to see. I wouldn’t particularly go out of my way to go here, but if you find yourself in this neighborhood, it’s a cool place to visit.



Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, Closed on Mondays.

Website: https://www.museomacro.it/

Instagram page: @macromuseoroma

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4.Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna

This gallery has a very enjoyable permanent exhibition, it’s big and quite unique in the fact that they mix some old sculpture and finer art with some contemporary pieces which results in an extremely captivating space.


Admission: Normal: 10€ , 18 to 25 y/o : 2€, under 18/disabled visitors: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, Closed on Mondays.

Website: http://lagallerianazionale.com/en/

Instagram page: @lagallerianazionale

5.Fondazione Memmo


Fondazione Memmo is located on two sides of a pretty interior courtyard, the art on display rotates every 2 to 3 months and is usually very distinctive and appealing. The gallery is right in the center of Rome but still feels pretty quiet and peaceful and this is one space I would definitely recommend a visit to.

Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, Closed on Tuesday

Website: http://www.fondazionememmo.it/

Instagram page: @fondazionememmo

6.Gagosian Gallery

I’ve visited Gagosian Galleries in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong, been blown away each time, and the same applies for the one in Rome. The works of the artists this gallery presents are always of the most breathtaking and weird and interactive ones out there and I promise you won’t be disappointed (if you’re into contemporary art).

Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, Closed on Sunday and Monday

Website: https://gagosian.com/locations/rome/

Instagram page: Gagosian Gallery Geotag

7.Monitor ROMA

Monitor gallery in Rome only has two rooms, but they way the artwork is displayed and the kind of art they choose to put on display make these two rooms enough to make a visit completely worth it and distinctive.

Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, Closed on Sunday and Monday

Website: https://www.monitoronline.org/rome-2/

Instagram page: @monitorgallery

8.FRUTTA GALLERY

I love love love this gallery, the exhibits they have tend to break the traditional settings in which art pieces are usually put on display, and so you might find a giant toy in the middle of the room and paintings displayed on the ground. There is more and more room to be playful in the art world and Frutta gallery expresses that in an original way.

Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, Closed on Sunday and Monday

Website: http://www.fruttagallery.com/

Instagram page: @fruttagallery

9.Fondazione Giuliani

The Fondazione Giuliani produces three on-site exhibitions each year, they are a nonprofit private foundation dedicated to the support, research and exposure of contemporary art, and let me tell you, they’re doing that in a superb way.

Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, Closed on Sunday and Monday

Website: http://www.fondazionegiuliani.org/

Instagram page: @fondazione_giuliani


10.Galleria Lorcan O'Neill Roma

‘‘The all-white main gallery features original vaulted ceilings and herringbone terra-cotta tile floors, plus abundant natural light from a clerestory. Across a courtyard, a series of smaller rooms allows for more intimate viewing experiences.’’ Also the artwork rocks.

Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, Closed on Sunday and Monday

Website: http://www.lorcanoneill.com/site/index.php

Instagram page: @gallerialorcanoneill


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