Meet CIMA’s new fellows!

We are excited to welcome our two new Spring Fellows—Sophia Farmer and Fabio Cafagna—to CIMA, as part of our Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini season. They join Maria Bremer and Giovanni Casini, who have been here since September.

Arte Povera Comes to the US: Germano Celant at the Center for Italian Modern Art

On Friday October 21, 2016, as one of the inaugural programs of the Center for Italian Modern Art’s new season dedicated to the modern master Giorgio de Chirico and leading conceptual artist Giulio Paolini, CIMA welcomed the renowned art historian and curator Germano Celant in conversation with MoMA curator Christian Rattemeyer. In front of a full house, Celant and Rattemeyer engaged in an impressive conversation moderated by CIMA 2016-17 Fellow Maria Bremer, interlacing two different generations’ curatorial perspectives.


The Center for Italian Modern Art recently celebrated the second anniversary of its opening to the public, with a special evening featuring a “culinary intervention” by Chef Turi Scalora and an in-depth-look at Giorgio Morandi’s double-sided painting, Cactus and Self-Portrait (1919/1917).

Unlocking Morandi’s Mysteries at the New York Studio School

Last week the New York Studio School hosted members of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) for an interesting talk on Giorgio Morandi. Laura Mattioli, the founder and president of CIMA, fascinated audience members with her memories about the artist and some personal anecdotes about the friendship between Morandi and her father, Gianni Mattioli, an important collector of modern art.