MEMBERS ONLY! Private tour of MoMA’s de Chirico gallery

01 June 2017 / 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Join us on June 1 for a private visit to the recently installed Giorgio de Chirico gallery at the Museum of Modern Art, led by curatorial assistant Talia Kwartler. MoMA holds one of the most extensive collections of de Chirico’s Metaphysical-era paintings, including such iconic works as The Song of Love (1913-14), The Anxious Journey (1913), Great Metaphysical Interior (1917), and more. A number of these works were collected by James Thrall Soby, who became one of the foremost experts on de Chirico’s early works and authored the first important study on de Chirico in the United States. MoMA, with Soby and Alfred Barr, played a critical role in shaping the American reception of the artist—a topic that is a central subject for study this season at CIMA.

Members will receive a link to RSVP.

Not a member? Join us! CIMA members receive free entry to CIMA’s programs and tours, a copy of the annual exhibition catalogue, invitations to private events, and access to CIMA outside of public hours.



DRAWING NIGHT with artist Danilo Correale

07 June 2017 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the last Drawing Night of the season, with artist Danilo Correale, held in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture and the International Studio & Curatorial ProgramWe open CIMA’s unique and intimate setting to artists, students, and others interested in trying their hand at studying these works through drawing — interacting with, analyzing, and drawing inspiration from Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini’s art.

Danilo Correale, winner of the 2017 Premio New York and an ISCP 2017 artist in residence, will lead the event, working in collaboration with artist Walter Benjamin Smith. The program will begin with an immersive art experience designed by Correale, interacting with the exhibition. Participants will have the opportunity to sketch for approximately an hour, before coming back together to discuss the works and share insights into what was learned in the process.

Paper has been provided by the legendary Italian papermaker Fabriano, who recently celebrated the 750th anniversary of papermaking in Fabriano, Italy.

Limited to 30 participants. Ticket: $8, free for CIMA Members. 


Event Schedule:

6pm Registration

6:15 Interactive piece by Danilo Correale

6:30-7:30 Drawing Time

7:30 Discussion

8pm Conclusion of Program


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Neil Printz on Andy Warhol’s “AFTER DE CHIRICO”

21 June 2017 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the concluding program of CIMA’s fourth season, a talk by Neil Printz, editor of the Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, on Warhol’s “After de Chirico” series. In 1982, William Rubin organized a Giorgio de Chirico exhibition at MoMA, which focused on de Chirico’s celebrated Metaphysical paintings, the work of the 1910s.  In the catalogue, Rubin reproduced a  two-page spread of 18 different versions of de Chirico’s iconic painting, The Disquieting Muses, all executed between 1945 and 1960. The original, painted in 1918, is now on view at CIMA. These images, key to the controversy and “scandal” that has surrounded de Chirico’s reputation as a painter ever since, thrilled Warhol, who recognized their affinity to the seriality of his own work. That year, Warhol embarked on a series of 23 paintings and 11 drawings “after de Chirico.” Dr. Printz will delve into Warhol’s intense identification with the theatricality of de Chirico’s persona and his subversive status within the avant-garde. He will also examine the after-effect of de Chirico’s late work upon Warhol’s own late painting.

FREE; RSVP required.


Andy Warhol, After de Chirico, 1982. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.