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Unlocking Giorgio Morandi's Mysteries: A Personal Perspective

  • Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

The Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC and the Embassy of Italy welcome Laura Mattioli, the founder/president of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) in New York City, where the exhibition dedicated to Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), which is currently on view through June 25th.

Mattioli's father was one of Morandi's principal collectors, and together with her father she regularly visited the artist when she was a child. She will be in conversation with Cultural Attaché Renato Miracco discussing her personal recollections of the artist, her father's relation with Morandi, and the exhibition currently at CIMA, featuring c. 40 paintings that have rarely been seen in the United States, the exhibition focuses on Morandi's rarely seen works from the 1930s—a seminal and yet relatively unexplored decade for the artist.

CIMA's director Heather Ewing will offer a brief introduction to CIMA, a non-profit organization established in 2013 to promote new scholarship and dialogue around Italian twentieth-century art—through its annual exhibition, an international fellowship program, and a wide variety of public programming. The Giorgio Morandi exhibition is the third exhibition at CIMA, following seasons devoted to the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero (1892-1960) and the Italian sculptor Medardo Rosso (1858-1928).