The first U.S. institutional exhibition of painter Mario Schifano (1934–1998), explores the artist’s work from 1960 to 1965 together with art by his American contemporaries. A leading figure of Italian postwar and contemporary art, Schifano redefined painting through his multifaceted practice, as he marked the transition from postwar abstraction to the new figuration of the 1960s. Reassessing the tenets of painting and exploring multiple media, Schifano elaborated a radical visual vocabulary as early as at the beginning of the 1960s. His practice was prescient: his work pre-dates international Pop art and is comparable to the revolution Andy Warhol carried out in the United States during the same years.


The best way to experience CIMA is through a fellow-guided tour. An intimate conversation with a scholar in residence encourages visitors to forge deeper connections with the artworks on view. 

Let’s look together again. 

In-Person Tours: $15 /visitor. Free for CIMA members.

CIMA’s signature fellow-guided tours are conducted in our spacious and meditative SoHo loft. Tours are by appointment only at 11am and 2pm on Fridays. No more than 8 visitors are permitted on a tour.

Open Hours: $10/visitor. Free for CIMA members.
Visitors to CIMA’s open hours can experience the exhibition on their own between 11am –4pm on Saturdays by appointment only.  Visits are timed and no more than 12 visitors are permitted per hour.

NEW: Virtual Fellow-Guided Tours: $10/visitor.
For its 2021 season CIMA will offer LIVE online discussions led by a fellow-in-residence. These presentations, enjoyed from the safety of your own home, reimagine CIMA’s signature visits. Tours are 45-minutes, maximum 20 people per group, and available on Sundays at 11am. Visitors will receive a private zoom link to access their tour 24 hours prior to the event.

Private Virtual Adult, Corporate and School Group Tours
CIMA welcomes private groups for virtual tours. $300 flat fee per adult group. Schools visit free. To request an appointment, please contact at least two weeks in advance.

CIMA Members enjoy special private visiting hours Monday – Thursday by appointment. Membership begins at just $125. Learn more at