Magazzino Italian Art

2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516


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Magazzino Italian Art is a private warehouse art space in Cold Spring, NY, dedicated to widening public appreciation and knowledge of Post-war and Contemporary Italian art in the United States.

Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, hosts select works from the Olnick Spanu Collection. Through the permanent collection, as well as rotating temporary exhibitions, community events, and collaboration with neighboring institutions, Magazzino hopes to establish a foundation for Contemporary Italian art in the Hudson Valley.

Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo conceived the museum space from an existing computer manufacturing warehouse. The new building draws architectural components from the previous structure, repurposed within a larger design that doubled the square footage of the former space by completing the original L-shape into a rectangle, leaving a courtyard in the center. The state-of-the-art facility features more than 18,000 square feet of exhibition space as well as a library with more than 5,000 publications of Italian art.

 While the permanent collection focuses on the Arte Povera movement, a second building of 13000 sq ft is dedicated to temporary exhibitions, a gallery devoted to Italian decorative arts and design and a store and cafe. 

Sardinian donkeys are a common sight on the grounds!

Admission is free; hours vary so check the website before visiting. Advance reservations are encouraged. Parking is limited, call for information.

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