20 February 2019 / 5:00 am - 10:00 am

On Wednesday, February 20, CIMA will be celebrating its fifth birthday! In honor of the occasion, we will offer special Open Hours (from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM) during which visitors can enjoy our current exhibition on the Metaphysical Masterpieces of Giorgio Morandi, Mario Sironi, and Carlo Carrà.

Since its inception, CIMA has successfully advanced the study and appreciation of modern and contemporary Italian art on an international scale and served as an incubator of ideas for other arts institutions. Our inaugural exhibition centering the Futurist Fortunato Depero was launched on February 21, 2014 in conjunction with a series of lectures devoted to the artist and his legacy. Manifesting as our first ever Study Day, this event inspired an exhibition on Depero organized in Madrid the following year.

Following this fruitful debut, CIMA has organized an impressive array of exhibitions, along with Study Days on topics including Fabio Mauri, Medardo Rosso, Alfred and Margaret Scolari Barr, Postwar Italian Art, Giorgio Morandi, Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini, Postmodernism in Italian Art, Léonce Rosenberg and Alberto Savinio. In an effort to carry on this tradition, we will host our next Study Day, featuring presentations on MoMA’s 1949 exhibition Twentieth-century Italian Art, on Tuesday, February 12.

Beyond offering enriching programming, CIMA consistently promotes the research of young scholars of modern and contemporary Italian art. Thanks to our collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, we have supported 28 talented research fellows to date both at CIMA’s New York location and in Italy, many of whom have gone on to pursue other prestigious fellowships or hold positions as professors and curators at a plethora of esteemed universities and museums.

Join us on February 20 as we celebrate these five years of accomplishments and the launch of our online journal Italian Modern Art, and support future programs and scholarship by making a donation!