The MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome is offering ticket discounts during August to residents of Rome and people up to the age of 26.
For the duration of the month the price of the entrance tickets for Rome residents will be reduced from €11 to €8, while visitors under 26 can avail of a "two for the price of one" ticket offer.
MAXXI president Giovanna Meandri said it was "particularly important" to sustain the arts in times of crisis. Citing a similar initiative in January, she said the museum experienced an 85 per cent jump in visitor numbers compared to the same month in 2012. The museum has organised a series of successful initiatives this year, for occasions such as Valentine's Day and International Women's Day. "Now we turn directly to the Romans who will remain in the city in August" Melandri said.
Located in the city's Flaminio district, the national museum is showing no seven exhibitions currently, including an interesting outdoor installation. The exhibitions include Alighiero Boetti, Luigi Ghirri, Francesco Vezzoli, Fiona Tan, Energy, and The Sea is My Land, while the installation HE is a giant yellow lantern that offers shade and water by day and multiple colours by night. The project was the winning entry in the third edition of the Young Architects Program (YAP), a global competition organised by MAXXI in collaboration with New York's MoMA PS1, the Istanbul Modern and Constructo in Santiago, Chile.