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.
For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue.