Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome

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Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma
Macro Rome.jpg
The façade of the former brewery on via Reggio Emilia
Established 1999
Location Via Nizza 138, 00198 Rome, Italy
Coordinates 41°54′49″N 12°30′10″E / 41.9136°N 12.5028°E / 41.9136; 12.5028Coordinates: 41°54′49″N 12°30′10″E / 41.9136°N 12.5028°E / 41.9136; 12.5028
Director Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italian: Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, usually known as MACRO, is a municipal museum of contemporary art in Rome, Italy. The museum is housed in two separate places: a former brewery in via Nizza, in the Salario quartiere of the city; and a former slaughterhouse in Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, in the quartiere of Testaccio.


The project began in the late 1990s over the site old factories Peroni. After an initial phase of restructuring of the site which allowed the opening of six rooms in September 1999, the museum was officially opened 11 October 2002.

Since 2003 the museum also have an annex entitled MACRO Future[1] and composed of two refurbished flats of 1000 square metres each, in the former slaughterhouse of Rome, located in the neighborhood Testaccio.


Since July 2004, an extension is being built in order to present all of the permanent collection. These arrangements have been entrusted to the French architect Odile Decq.


The MACRO's permanent collection includes a selection of some of the most significant expressions of the Italian art scene since the 1960s, such as the group Forma 1 with the works by Carla Accardi, Antonio Sanfilippo, Achille Perilli, Piero Dorazio, Leoncillo and Ettore Colla; the Arte Povera with Mario Ceroli and Pino Pascali; the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo with Tano Festa, Mario Schifano, Titina Maselli and Mimmo Rotella.[2]

The gallery collect works by such artists as Giovanni Albanese, Andrea Aquilanti, Gianni Asdrubali, Domenico Bianchi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Sarah Ciracì, Enzo Cucchi, Fabrice de Nola, Gianni Dessì, Daniele Galliano, Federico Guida, Felice Levini, Fabio Mauri, Luigi Ontani, Cristiano Pintaldi, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Gioacchino Pontrelli, Sissi, Marco Tirelli.[2][3]


  1. ^ MACRO Future – Museum Structure URL retrieved 4 October 2009
  2. ^ a b Collection – MACRO URL retrieved 4 October 2009
  3. ^ Arnaldo Romani Brizzi, Ludovico Pratesi. Roman Construction Sites. Roma, Gangemi Editore, 2001, ISBN 88-492-0151-6

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