The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) is a 501c3 public nonprofit exhibition and research center established in 2013 in New York City to promote public appreciation and advance the study of modern and contemporary Italian art in the United States and internationally.

Each academic year CIMA presents in its spacious loft in SoHo an installation examining the work of modern Italian artists rarely exhibited in the U.S. These installations bring the art of inspiring masters into dialogue with contemporary artists, illustrating its impact and ongoing resonance today. The exhibitions serve as the theme for CIMA’s fellowship program, which aims to promote new scholarship and dialogue in the field through the support of emerging young scholars from around the world.

CIMA is open for public visits to its exhibition on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; booking in advance via our website is requested. Tours led by our fellows in residence are given at 11am and 2pm on Fridays and Saturdays; from 2pm to 6pm, we hold open hours where you can enjoy the exhibition on your own on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Throughout the season, CIMA holds special tours, events, conversations, and study days as part of its programming.

CIMA Members are welcome on other days of the week by appointment to enjoy the space and exhibition on their own; members also receive the annual catalogue, free entry to our tours and programs, and invitations to special members-only events. Join us!