Getting to know New York, unexpected city far beyond the stereotypes and the touristic brand, both cosmopolitan and American. Ilaria M.P. Barzaghi’s exploration of American Art and culture living in New York as research fellow at CIMA – Center for Italian Modern Art.
New York’s collections hold some of the rare examples of works that the Ukrainian-born sculptor Alexander Archipenko realized when he was in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. CIMA 2014-15 fellow Ilaria Cicali went to discover these works in various museums and their collection storage sites.
A look at the collector Lydia Winston Malbin, her connection with Medardo Rosso, the Il Milione Gallery in Milan, and Alfred Barr Jr. and Margaret Scolari Barr.
CIMA has just launched its second season, dedicated to the revolutionary Italian sculptor Medardo Rosso (1858-1928). I am very excited about the new research on Rosso that will happen over the course of this year. We have two wonderful new Fall Fellows, Chiara Fabi and Francesco Guzzetti, who are leading the guided visits on Fridays and Saturdays. During the course of their fellowships, they are each investigating various aspects of Rosso’s presence and impact in the United States.