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Magazzino Italian Art


Magazzino Italian Art is a museum and research center dedicated to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of postwar and contemporary Italian art in the United States. Located in Cold Spring, NY, the nonprofit museum advocates for Italian artists as it celebrates the range of their creative practices from Arte Povera to the present. Magazzino explores the impact of Italian art on a global level. Meaning “warehouse” in Italian, Magazzino was co-founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. Under the directorship of Vittorio Calabrese, the museum opened its doors in 2017, creating a new cultural hub and community resource within the Hudson Valley. Magazzino’s building, designed by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo, features more than 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as a research center and library. The museum sits on over nine acres of landscaped grounds, which hosts a rotating program of commissioned outdoor, site-specific works and includes a small Sardinian donkey farm, a bee sanctuary, and an apple orchard. Magazzino’s ongoing exhibition, Arte Povera presents a comprehensive panorama on the artistic practice of the twelve artists associated with the 1960s artistic movement. The museum presents temporary exhibitions of contemporary art in the building’s final gallery. Magazzino hosts a range of public programs, including an annual spring lecture series and a summer outdoor film festival. The Research Center is accessible by advance appointment.