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Magazzino Announces Research Center Specializing in Postwar and Contemporary Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring recently opened the Germano Celant Research Center, which serves as a resource for scholars and students, offering “an extensive library and archive of publications on a wide array of subjects, including Italian art, postwar and contemporary art, design, architecture and Murano Glass.”

The Center’s mission aligns with the Foundation’s aim to further research and documentation of postwar and contemporary Italian art. It is named for art historian, critic and curator Germano Celant. Celant was a founder of Arte Povera – a special focus of the center.  Arte Povera was a movement that explored unconventional materials, challenged traditional media, and helped to form postwar and contemporary Italian art.

The still-growing Center has more than 5,000 publications – 330 being rare books and archival materials – as well as state-of-the-art scanner technology that allows scholars to scan and send files directly to their computers.

The Germano Celant Research Center is open by appointment only, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11am-5pm.