Founded in 2017 by the husband-and-wife team of Giorgio Spanu and Nancy Olnick, Magazzino Italian Art is a modern, 18,000-square-foot space dedicated to the couple’s collection of post-war and contemporary Italian art. The warehouse-like museum (“magazzino” is Italian for “warehouse”) was designed by the Spanish architect Miguel Quismodo on the site of a former computer-manufacturing facility in Cold Spring, in the lush Hudson River Valley. Spanu and Olnick’s collection focuses primarily on the Arte Povera movement, whose artists include Alighiero Boetti and Pierpaolo Calzolari, as well as Murano glass pieces from, among others, Carlo Scarpa and Gae Aulenti–most of which have never been shown before in the United States. Magazzino hopes to not only broaden public appreciation for contemporary Italian art, but also to develop education programs in the future. Admission is free, but by appointment only.
Magazzino Italian Art
Image Courtesy of Magazzino Italian Art, New York. Photograph by Marco Anelli © 2017.
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