The protean nature of Francis Picabia’s art is well explored in MoMA’s impressive survey, which is organized chronologically and includes all the major bodies of work that Picabia produced in his career: Impressionist, Cubist, Dadaist, Surrealist, kitschy Figurative, Abstract. The subtitle of the show, “our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction,” hints at the circularity and the extraordinary creativity of Picabia’s oeuvre.
One of the benefits of an internship at the Center for Italian Modern Art is immediate access to SoHo, – CIMA’s Summer 2016 Interns review a rebirth of the arts in this ever-changing neighborhood.
CIMA 2014 Travel Fellow Laura Moure Cecchini visits the Wolfsonian in Miami and explores its research library, which features rare books and periodicals, postcards, posters, and other ephemera.
The exhibition titled “Painting in Italy 1910s-1950s: Futurism, Abstraction, Concrete Art,” presents works of Italian abstract art, bringing together fifty years of history over two floors.
The Milan Triennale Library and Archives, known as the Biblioteca del Progetto, is exactly what you might expect of a space situated in an iconic cultural institute devoted to art and design. It is a wonderful place for visitors that have wandered off course from the main Triennale’s exhibition route and especially for scholars, like Teresa KIttler, to peruse as they wait for documents to arrive.