Civitella Ranieri

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More Anniversary Events in New York

Our 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues

Join us for one or more of these upcoming events in New York as part of our ongoing celebration of Civitella's 20th Anniversary.  Events will be held in both New York and Italy throughout the year, so check our website, emails, and social media for more information.

Please RSVP to

Friday, May 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Curator's Tour of Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 Fifth Avenue)
$18 per person, limited to 20 participants
Note: Please plan to arrive by 10:30 in order to meet the group and purchase tickets prior to the start of the tour.
Vivian Greene, Senior Curator of 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, will lead a tour ofItalian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.  The exhibition contains over 300 works and is the first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism presented in the United States.  It encompasses painting, sculpture, architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance.
Vivien Greene specializes in late 19th- and early 20th century European art with concentrations in Italian modernism and international currents in turn-of-the-century art and culture.  She was the recipient of a Bogliasco Fellowship in 2009, and in 2003 received a Fulbright Travel Grant to Italy and a predoctoral Rome Prize Fellowship in Modern Italian Studies at the American Academy in Rome. In addition to organizing exhibitions, she is widely published and regularly presents papers at scholarly symposia.

Tuesday, June 3, 10:00 -11:30am
Vertical Tour of Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam)
$5 per person, limited to 20 participants

Note:  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to meet the group and purchase tickets prior to the start of the tour.

Civitella Program Associate Mia Michelson-Bartlett will lead a tour of Cathedral's current art exhibition, Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral.  The exhibition features artist Xu Bing's (CRF 1999) monumental installation piece, Phoenix, in which two 6-ton sculptures made from recycled construction material are suspended from the 124-foot-high nave of the Cathedral.  Mia will 
present a history of the Cathedral and its architecture and lead a discussion about the artwork and its themes of urbanization, migration, and renewal.

This tour will take the group into the Cathedral's walls and along its hidden stairways and corridors for an exclusive look at the building and the artwork.  It includes a 13-story climb, so it may be not be suitable for individuals with injuries or mobility limitations.  Comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended.

Tuesday, June 3, 6:00-8:00 pm
A Civitella Movie Night
The Civitella Office (28 Hubert Street)
Free event

For many Civitellians, the Castle becomes the core inspiration for projects.  Join us at our office in Tribeca for a screening of short films by Civitella Fellows featuring the Castle.  We will offer a program of works by Ina Archer (CRF 2009), Sakshi Gupta  and Ahmad Yazid (CRFs 2011), Mags Harries and Lajos Heder (Director's Guests 2013), Pat Oleszko (CRF 2011), and others.  Refreshments will be served, and we will include time for discussion.

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