Established in 2017 by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu and directed by Vittorio Calabrese, Magazzino Italian Art is a private warehouse art space dedicated to housing and widening public appreciation and education of Post-war and Contemporary Italian art in the United States.
Located in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino displays works from the Olnick Spanu Collection, with the mission to create further recognition of Post-war and Contemporary Italian Art in the United States through its exhibitions and programs. The building itself draws architectural components from the existing structure— originally designed as a farmers’ warehouse, then converted to a dairy distribution center and most recently a rugged computer factory—repurposed within a larger design conceived and led by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo. Quismondo 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 features more than 18,000 square feet of exhibition space as well as a library, which will comprise more than 5,000 publications on Italian art. The library will be accessible in the fall free of charge, by appointment to residents, students, scholars or anyone who wishes to conduct research in this field.
Visitor Services and Tours
Monday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm