By Claudia Mosca, an aspiring author and freelance writer
Rome, Italy’s spectacular capital city, hides some of the most fascinating beauties of the land.
The capital’s museums differ by the sheer volume of works contained, the authority of the artists’ names, and the numerous exhibition spaces.
Today, we will discover together three unusual museums worth stopping by. We will discover together what Rome has to offer to the most curious visitors who are looking for a new adventure.
GAM, Gallery of Modern Art of Rome
The Gallery of Modern Art of Rome (GAM) carries a long and troubled history, beginning in 1925.
Subject to constant closures and changes, the Gallery took years to transform into what it is today.
Its collection includes more than three thousand different works, including sculptures, engravings, paintings and drawings.
The authors celebrated within the gallery move from the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth century, showing the public the change art has experienced over the years.
MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts
MAXXI, one of Rome’s most beautiful and distinctive museums, is the first national museum dedicated to contemporary art.
The structure was designed by architect Zaha Hadid, who also owns the foundation connected to the museum.
MAXXI hosts art and architecture exhibitions, which are joined by events dedicated to the world of design and photography.
Workshops, conferences, performances and screenings are organized regularly, so that the museum becomes a multi-purpose space.
Contemporary art is celebrated in all its forms, managing to surprise everyone who sets foot inside the structure.
The third museum is named Galleria Borghese, the place where the largest collection of ancient sculptures and mosaics from the 15th to the 19th century is kept.
Works by Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini join the spectacular sculptures of Canova, creating a one-of-a-kind spectacle. More than 20 painted rooms provide the backdrop for this incredible collection, which manages to attract anyone.
The Gallery has over 260 original paintings, divided into different rooms according to theme and year of creation. Each artist is treated with respect and dedication, so that everyone is given proper attention.