Nicolai Ouroussoff writes:

"What would Pope Urban VIII have made of Maxxi, the new museum of contemporary art designed by Zaha Hadid on the outskirts of this city's historic quarter? My guess is that he would have been ecstatic."

"Set back from the street in the middle of a block and overlooking a gravel plaza, the building offers no big visual fireworks, and at first glance it looks surprisingly sedate."

Inside Maxxi - The New York Times > Art & Design > Slide Show > Slide 7 of 8