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Housed in the Great Synagogue of Rome, Museo Ebraico di Roma was established in 1959 as a means of preserving and celebrating the Jewish presence in the Eternal City. The museum is packed with artifacts that are of great importance, not only to Rome's Jewish community, but to any lover of art and history. La Galleria dei Marmi Antichi is an outdoor collection of marbles from the Jewish ghetto, and the museum is filled with such fascinating collections. You will be sure to find some interesting souvenirs from the museum's shop.
The Ara Pacis Museum is one of the most beautiful museums in Rome, dedicated to the ancient Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace). The altar itself is from the year 9 B.C. The museum was designed by American architect Richard Meier, who created a wonderful space of light and shadow. The central pavilion holds the Ara Pacis, which is illuminated by natural light filtered through 500 square meters of glass.
The Casa dell'Architettura came into being due to the efforts of the Municipality of Rome and the Association of Architects of Rome who recognized the need for an exclusive cultural space. Thus, this cultural space is now home to a variety of art events and festivities. Also, the venue seeks to further the cause of ancient and contemporary architecture and organizes events for the same. So, find a bevy of music concerts, exhibitions, literary meetings and conferences at this venue, alongside a passel of architectural conventions and discussions. Check website for more details.
National Museum of the XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) stands with an aim to promote all the forms of contemporary art. This magnificent structure takes pride in housing the first national museum in architecture, housing all the products and documents involved in architecture as an entity. The MAXXI showcases artistic productions through conferences, documentaries, presentations of cinema and video series, concerts and dance performances. All in all, a great place that educates and enlightens every visitor, right from an art connoisseur to a layman.