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Giorgio Morandi at the Center For Italian Modern Art

Giorgio Morandi at the Center For Italian Modern Art

| December 27, 2015

The Center for Italian Modern Art is excited to announce its third season, dedicated to Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), one of the best known Italian artists of the 20th century. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s rarely seen works from the 1930s—the decade when Morandi reached full artistic maturity and developed his distinctive pictorial language. These […]

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Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

| December 16, 2015

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City until  February 7, 2016. Frank Stella (b. 1936) is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the […]

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“Vatican Splendors” at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

“Vatican Splendors” at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

| December 16, 2015

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is hosting the exhibit Vatican Splendor, until February 15, 2016 The exhibition, opened during the historic Papal Visit (September 26-27) and the 2015 World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia (September 22-25).  The exhibition  explores the historical and cultural impact of the Vatican over the span of 2,000 years through significantly relevant objects straight from the […]

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Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the National Gallery of Art

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the National Gallery of Art

| December 16, 2015

An unprecedented exhibition of some 50 rare bronze sculptures and related works from the Hellenistic period is on view in Washington, D.C. at the National Gallery of Art from December 13, 2015, through March 20, 2016.  Previously at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture […]

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First Ever US exhibition of Renaissance Painter Carlo Crivelli Opens at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

First Ever US exhibition of Renaissance Painter Carlo Crivelli Opens at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

| October 24, 2015

Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice runs Oct. 22, 2015 – Jan. 25, 2016 Carlo Crivelli (about 1435–about 1495) is one of the most important – and historically neglected – artists of the Italian Renaissance. Distinguished by radically expressive compositions, luxuriant ornamental display, and bravura illusionism, his works push the boundaries between painting and […]

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Hirshhorn’s “Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971)”

Hirshhorn’s “Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971)”

| September 24, 2015

Showing Rare or Never-Before-Seen Works Collection Works Highlight Trends from Futurism to Arte Povera “Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971)” runs Aug. 22–Jan. 3, 2016, at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This exhibition of nearly 20 works from the museum’s collection follows Italian contributions to the transnational evolution of abstraction, through movements and tendencies such […]

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Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) premieres at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this Sunday, February 1 through May 3, 2015. Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence will showcase some 44 of the artist’s most compelling works. […]

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War & Art.  Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

War & Art. Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

| January 30, 2015

During the First World War even Italy’s historical and artistic heritage became a powerful propaganda tool for the country affected by the war. The art and beauty destroyed during air raids or land battles were further proof of the “enemy’s barbarity.” The planned or accidental destruction of artistic monuments had already been condemned by France […]

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At National Museum of Women in the Arts,  Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

At National Museum of Women in the Arts, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

| December 14, 2014

Landmark exhibition explores images of Virgin Mary by renowned Renaissance and Baroque artists. Appearing throughout the entire world, her image is immediately recognizable. In the history of Western art, she was one of the most popular subjects for centuries. On view Dec. 5, 2014–April 12, 2015, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, is a landmark exhibition […]

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

| December 7, 2014

Art Basel’s 13th edition in Miami Beach closed today, Sunday, December 7, 2014, amidst strong praise from gallerists, private collectors, museum groups and the media. Highlights of the show included the introduction of the new Survey sector, which brought 13 art-historical projects to the fair, including many rare works never before exhibited in an art fair context; and Art […]

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Salvatore Scarpitta:  Traveler

Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler

| July 5, 2014

  In Washington DC, at the Hirshhorn, July 17, 2014 to January 11, 2015 (Lower Level) A fascinating and singular figure in postwar art, Salvatore Scarpitta (1919–2007) created a powerful body of work that ranges from nonobjective abstraction to radical realism. Scarpitta’s career linked the worlds of art and car racing, moving from the avant-garde […]

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Titian’s Danaë in Washington inaugurates Italy’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Titian’s Danaë in Washington inaugurates Italy’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

| July 1, 2014

The Danaë (1544-45) by Titian, one of the masterpieces that best represents the Italian Renaissance, marked the inauguration today, in the nation’s capital, of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Representatives of the U.S. administration, members of the diplomatic corps, and the press gathered at the National Gallery of Art, where […]

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