Film Night at Elizabeth Street Garden

Written by Daniel Lowe, CIMA’s Summer-Fall 2021 Intern

Art met arcadia last night as CIMA once again teamed up with Elizabeth Street Garden to host a screening of the 1964 film Round Trip, by Mario Schifano. The event, officially titled “Beyond the Canvas: Schifano and Film”, highlighted Mario Schifano’s artistic activities beyond painting and drawing by showing…

Student Night at CIMA

Written by CIMA’s Spring 2021 Intern Clara Apostolatos.

Last night, CIMA celebrated the end of summer session courses with a special evening event open to all university students in the city. Students from Columbia, Cooper Union, CUNY, NYU, Pace, Parsons, SUNY, SVA and more were invited to join us for a night of Italian art,…

Framing Words and Drawings

Written by CIMA’s Spring 2021 Intern, Clara Apostolatos.

On the east wing of our gallery space hangs a suite of 17 drawings made by Frank O’Hara and Mario Schifano, the Italian artist at the center of our current exhibit “Facing America: Mario Schifano, 1960-65”. The series was realized in the spring of 1964, brought back…

An Evening with Gerard Malanga

Written by CIMA’s Summer 2021 Intern, Gizelle Greeley Winter.

On Wednesday, June 23rd, CIMA hosted its first in-person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic: an interview with poet, photographer, and filmmaker Gerard Malanga, which segued into a reading and book signing of his latest poetry collection The New Mélancholia (published in March of…

Members only tour of the Frick Madison

Written by CIMA’s Spring 2021 intern, Clara Apostolatos.

On Tuesday June 8th, CIMA members and staff were invited to go on a private tour of the Frick collection, which is currently on display at the Breuer building while the Frick mansion is undergoing renovation and expansion. The former home of the Whitney Museum of American…

Meet our new Summer 2021 intern: Gizelle Winter

How did you first become interested in art history?

In sixth grade, on a family trip to Costa Rica, I picked up The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and decided to become a symbologist. I have since learned that “symbology” doesn’t exist. Nevertheless, I remain fascinated by visual language: I think it’s beautiful that…

Ciao Richard

In memory of Richard Nonas (3 January, 1936–11 May, 2021).

 

In my experience all sculptors fall into two categories in relation to photography: there are some that photograph their work as documentation, and only…

MEET OUR SPRING 2021 FELLOW: MARICA ANTONUCCI

What do you find most interesting about Art History?

I have always been drawn to the ways in which works of art relate to their social context of production. Specifically, how artists negotiate, question, and reimagine particular structures of society alongside their underlying power dynamics and political ideologies through medium, subject matter, and…