13 April-17 Sept. “New York New York – Italian Art at the Rediscovery of America” is divided between Milan’s Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d’Italia, with over 150 works by Italian artists who travelled, lived, worked and exhibited in the United States, and in particular in New York.
The exhibition illustrates the stories of those Italian artists who travelled, lived, worked, exhibited in the United States, particularly in New York, or maybe who only imagined the new world; everybody in search of a freer spirit and different models to those of the old Europe.
The premises of the Museo del Novecento present the American imaginary, and in particular the intense relationship with the city of New York as perceived by Italian artists, with works by Afro, Paolo Baratella, Corrado Cagli, Pietro Consagra, Giorgio De Chirico and many more. A section apart is devoted to Ugo Mulas’s photographic work in relation to New York and American artists.
The exhibition in Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza Scala focuses more on a reconstruction of institutional relationships and the galleries that promoted work by Italian artists in America. The initial part of the exhibition channels the 1949 MOMA XX Century Italian Art show and continues with rooms dedicated to works by Afro, Alberto Burri and Toti Scialoja, protagonists of the American art scene during the 1950s.
The Museo del Novecento, in Via Marconi 1, is open seven days a week, from 09.30 (Mondays from 14.30) to 19.30. On Thursdays and Saturdays it also remains open until 22.30.
The Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza della Scala is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 09.30 to 19.30, and on Thursdays until 22.30. Exceptionally, it will also be open on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.