09 October 2015 - 25 June 2016
The Center for Italian Modern Art is excited to announce its third season, dedicated to Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), one of the best known Italian artists of the 20th century. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s rarely seen works from the 1930s—the decade when Morandi reached full artistic maturity and developed his distinctive pictorial language. These works until now have remained relatively little known or exhibited outside of Italy. Featuring circa 40 paintings, etchings, and drawings by the acclaimed Italian modernist, the installation marks the first time in decades that many of these works have been on view in the US. CIMA’s show draws from major international public and private collections, including those of the MART Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto; the MAMBo, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice; and the Kunstmuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. The installation also presents select works from the very beginning of Giorgio Morandi’s career in the 1910s and from the very end of his life in the 1960s, to illustrate the thematic and pictorial continuities in the artist’s research. It also includes a selection of contemporary works inspired by Giorgio Morandi’s practice by artists Tacita Dean,Wolfgang Laib, Joel Meyerowitz, and Matthias Schaller.
CIMA is open exclusively for guided tours of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition on Fridays and Saturdays at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. Visits are led by CIMA Fellows and last approximately one hour. A complimentary Lavazza espresso is offered at the start.
Adults $10, free for Students (with a valid ID) and Members. Reservations required. Tickets can be booked in advance via our website or reserved by phone (646) 370-3596. Group visits should be booked in advance on days other than Fridays and Saturdays.
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