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Laura Mattioli, Vivien Greene & Heather Ewing in Conversation: Unlocking Morandi’s Mysteries, a Personal Perspective

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

View of the Giorgio Morandi installation at the Center for Italian Modern Art.
Photo by Walter Smalling, Jr.
Photo courtesy of the Center for Italian Modern Art.

Laura Mattioli is the Founder and President of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA). An art historian, curator and collector, Mattioli specializes in 20th century art and serves as curator of the Gianni Mattioli Collection. Mattioli has published, lectured and presented extensively, and has taught at Accademia Carrara School of Painting in Bergamo, Italy, and Università degli Studi in Milan.

Heather Ewing is the Executive Director of the Center for Italian Modern Art. Ewing previously served as a consultant and historian with the Smithsonian Institution focusing on American architectural history and the history of museums. Ewing has authored a number of books, including The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian (Bloomsbury, 2007) and most recently The Life of a Mansion: The Story of Cooper HewittSmithsonian Design Museum (2014).

Vivien Greene, Ph.D., is Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, at the Guggenheim Museum. She specializes in turn-of-the-century European art and culture, as well as in Italian Modernism. She has published and lectured widely, and recently organized the award winning exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe. Her other honors include a Fulbright and a Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.

 

This lecture is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of work by Giorgio Morandi at the Center for Italian Modern Art (italianmodernart.org), on view through June 25, 2016.

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