April 25 2020 / 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CIMA is pleased to announce special free open hours (usually $10 per admission) for the annual Downtown Culture Walk. 

The Soho Arts Network (SAN) presents its annual Downtown Culture Walk, a day to enjoy the many incredible non-profit art spaces in the downtown area through a self-guided walking tour. In conjunction with the SAN Culture Walk, CIMA will offer free admission for special open hours on Saturday, April 252 – 6pmCome celebrate the rich artistic history of the neighborhood, and while you’re in CIMA, celebrate the Festa Della Liberazione (Liberation from Fascism) of Italy also on April 25 

Do not miss this opportunity to see our Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes exhibition! 

Participating SAN members are 80 Washington Square East (80WSE), New York University; apexart; AIA New York | Center for Architecture; CIMA–Center for Italian Modern Art; Dia Art Foundation; The Drawing Center; Grey Art Gallery, New York University; ICP Museum; Judd Foundation; Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art; Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation; Museum of Chinese in America; New Museum; The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation; SoHo Photo Gallery; Storefront for Art and Architecture; Swiss Institute; and The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery. 

About the SoHo Arts Network 

The SoHo Arts Network (SAN) celebrates the rich past and present of SoHo’s unique creative community through collaboration with non-profit arts spaces in the downtown area. Since being founded in 2014, the network has fostered awareness of the neighborhood as a vital arts district and increased engagement of both residents and visitors in the arts.  




Marino Marini and Detrital Monumentalism

April 30 2020 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of the MARINO MARINI STUDY DAYS, CIMA is pleased to welcome Prof. Robert Slifkin to present his keynote from 6pm – 8pm:

Marino Marini and Detrital Monumentalism

This lecture will consider Marini’s nudes alongside a body of sculpture created after the Second World War by artists such Raoul Hague, Jasper Johns, Joan Miro, and David Smith in which pitted and mottled surfaces (often produced through the relatively novel technique of direct metal welding), irregular and coarse patination, and figural fragmentation invested the works with signs of simulated dilapidation. These artists’ works, with their invocations of classical ruination, coupled with occasional allusions to industrial technology, served as strident — if paradoxical — imaginary harbingers of what the current world would like after the next war by evoking signs of destruction and dilapidation that were traditionally associated with the archeological past. This complex temporality in which an array of antiquated pasts contend with an ever-changing present aligned such practices with the traditional form of the monument and moreover took on a trenchant significance in the years following the Second World War when the menace of nuclear weapons threatened to return civilization to a state of prehistoric barbarism.

Robert Slifkin is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He is the author of The New Monuments and the End of Man: U.S. Sculpture Between War and Peace, 1945-1975 (Princeton University Press, 2019) and Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of Postwar American Art (University of California Press, 2013) which was awarded the Philips Book Prize. His essays and reviews appeared in such journals as Artforum, American Art, Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Burlington Magazine, October, Oxford Art Journal, and Racquet.

Free for students and CIMA members.


Program schedule:

The event is part of the MARINO MARINI STUDY DAYS and will be preceded by a prosecco aperitivo at 5pm. Presentation begins at 6pm, followed by a Q&A.



May 05 2020 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For the second time this year, CIMA hosts a Drawing Night with the artist Beatrice Scaccia. This is a unique opportunity to explore your creative skills and interact directly with the Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes exhibition in our quiet Soho-loft environment. The event is open to anyone willing to try their hand on and find inspiration from the sculptor’s work.

Come and join us! Materials will be provided and all skill levels are welcome.

Beatrice Scaccia is a visual artist and writer living and working in New York City. Originally from Italy, Scaccia studied Fine Art at the Fine Art Academy in Rome and writing at the Minimum Fax Editor (Rome) and the Holden School (Turin). In 2006 she and renowned artist Gino Marotta co-founded the non-profit art space INART, where she was the director and educator for five years. Scaccia’s practice is an amalgamation of the written word and visual language. Typically large scale, her work consists of drawings, paintings, animations, and immersive installations. Her drawings are in many important private and public collections, including The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and the Portland Museum of Art.

Ms. Scaccia has been featured on Artnet News, Flash Art, The Art Newspaper, Domus, Marie Claire, Arte Mondadori, Drome Magazine, InsideArt, Art Fuse, Sole24Ore, Exibart, Atribune, Espoarte, Elle Decor Culture.

Event Schedule:

6pm – Registration and exhibition viewing

6:10pm – Introduction by Beatrice Scaccia

6:30–7:30pm – Drawing in CIMA’s galleries

7:30pm–8pm– Discussion

8pm – Evening concludes