Olnick Spanu announces the launch of Magazzino Italian Art

Olnick Spanu, a private initiative founded by art advocates Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, announces the launch of Magazzino, a private warehouse art space devoted to Postwar and Contemporary Italian art. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, will feature a rationalist 20,000 square-foot structure dedicated to select works from the Olnick Spanu Collection opening in June 28, 2017.

 

Magazzino of Italian Art under construction © Photographs by Montse Zamorano, 2016

Magazzino of Italian Art under construction © Photographs by Montse Zamorano, 2016

 

The new space is designed by the architect Miguel Quismondo and will be under the direction of Vittorio Calabrese. Located along the Hudson River in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino (www.magazzino.org) is slated to open in 2017, admission will be free however accessible by appointment only.

Magazzino draws architectural components from an existing structure, which has been repurposed within a larger design conceived and led by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo (www.miguelquismondo.com). Quismondo has doubled the square footage of the former space by completing the original L-shape into a rectangle, leaving a courtyard in the center, and creating a dialogue between the existing and the new addition. The state of the art facility will feature more than 18,000 square feet for art display and a library, which will feature publications on Italian art and will be accessible free of charge, by appointment to residents, students and scholars. (more…)