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 savinio cima ottobre 2017


0ctober 6, 2017 - June 23, 2018

421 Broome Street, 4th floor, New York


The Center for Italian Modern Art presents the first major public exhibition in the United States of the work of Alberto Savinio (1891–1952).

Hailed by poet and critic Guillaume Apollinaire as the paragon of a Renaissance man, Savinio, the younger brother of Giorgio de Chirico, was a gifted pianist, composer, musicologist, critic, and writer, in addition to visual artist. CIMA’s exhibition will highlight in particular the paintings he produced after his 1926 move to Paris, where he was soon immersed in the city’s avant-garde. There, the success of his first solo show brought him a commission for the private apartments of famed art dealer Léonce Rosenberg, where his work hung alongside that of Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, and Francis Picabia, among others. Yet despite his achievements, he is today virtually unknown outside of Italy.

The exhibition, which will comprise about 25 paintings, will explore Savinio’s work through two major themes: imaginary spaces and the family as a site of perilous ambiguity.

More information available on the CIMA web site






fabric of culture

Fabric of Cultures: Objects, Memory, Technology


Art Center, Queens College,
The City University of New York
October 5 – December 15
Opening Reception: October 12 at 6pm


Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367


The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making brings together artists, designers, CUNY students and local communities to reflect on the art of making, craftsmanship and technology in a globalized world. The exhibition calls attention to the larger systems
at play that influence the state of fashion, craft and aesthetics that are constantly under development, and in flux. This new branch of the Fabric of Cultures project considers the new Made in Italy within a transnational context and in conversation
with other cultures and traditions.

The Fabric of Cultures is part of a larger, partly digital, pedagogic and research project directed by Eugenia Paulicelli, Professor of Italian at Queens College and Director of Fashion Studies at the Graduate Center.





veronese in murano



Paintings to Leave Italy for the First Time

October 24, 2017 through March 25, 2018

The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York


This fall, The Frick Collection will present a focused exhibition on two important Renaissance paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese (1528– 1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter. While the paintings are known to scholars, their remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice known today for its glassmaking studios and shops, has made them difficult to study. St. Jerome in the Wilderness has been exhibited outside the church only once—in 1939, in the Paolo Veronese exhibition at Ca’ Giustinian, in Venice— while St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter has not left the church since being installed in the early nineteenth century. These two rarely seen canvases now leave Italy for the first time since their creation, over 450 years ago. And thanks to Venetian Heritage and the sponsorship of BVLGARI, they have been fully restored and returned to their original glory. Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, on view October 24, 2017, through March 11, 2018, will provide a unique opportunity for an international audience to discover these two masterpieces in the Frick’s unique setting. The exhibition is organized by the Frick’s Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, an eminent Veronese scholar (who wrote the accompanying catalogue), and Venetian Heritage.





michelangelo met

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

November 13, 2017 to February 12, 2018

Metropolitan Museum

Fifth Avenue, New York


Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.

This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 128 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context.






METAMORPHOSIS,  Laura Colantonio

November 11 - December 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-8 pm
Agora gallery, 530 West 25th Street New York



Born in Rome, Laura Colantonio currently works from her studio in Dubai. Colantonio studied drawing and painting at Rome University of Fine Arts, and has further developed her skills in London and the United Arab Emirates. Already a dynamic personality with interests in yoga, tennis, and fitness training, Colantonio cites the birth of her children as the inspiration to create more vigorous work. Colantonio is driven, she says, by “the awareness that at any moment they will ask a question about life that I may not be able to address immediately.” Thus her work has become an exploration of the unknown, a preparation for the looming questions of inquisitive young minds.