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INFO The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, known as MACRO for short, is one of three of the city’s museums dedicated to modern art. Opened in 1999 in the northeast part of Rome, the MACRO was built over the site of an old... ... read more

MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma Information

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, known as MACRO for short, is one of three of the city’s museums dedicated to modern art.

Opened in 1999 in the northeast part of Rome, the MACRO was built over the site of an old Peroni Brewery. The museum’s other building, MACRO Future, was added in 2003 and is located on what used to be one of Rome’s slaughterhouses.

The MACRO features both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum’s permanent collection includes works dating from the 1960s by Italian artists like Ettore Colla and Piero Dorazio. Artwork from the Italian Poor Art and Pop Art movements comprise other permanent collections at the MACRO.

Past temporary exhibitions at the MACRO include photographs by American photojournalist Steve McCurry, contemporary Chinese art by the Gao Brothers, and two carnival rides designed by Belgian artist Carsten Höller.

As part of the museum’s educational initiatives the MACRO hosts lectures with artists, programs for children, and open workshops dedicated to providing visitors with an understanding of contemporary art.

Amenities at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome include free guided tours during the summer months, a bookshop, and two restaurants, MACRO 128 and MACROcafé.

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