Magazzino Italian Art and the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce Announce that Anneke Chan is the Inaugural Winner of the Magazzino Educational Scholarship

July 14, 2020

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation and the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Anneke Chan will be the first recipient of the Magazzino Educational Scholarship, a new opportunity made available to a local high school junior or senior with a strong interest in visual art or museum management this year. The scholarship consists of an award of $1,000 and a paid internship at Magazzino Italian Art.  

Anneke Chan is a recent graduate of Haldane High School, where she was this year’s salutatorian. Chan plans to pursue a dual degree in studio art and anthropology at Tufts University in the fall. In addition to receiving the Magazzino Educational Scholarship, Chan also won this year’s 2020 Congressional Art Competition for her artwork titled, “Pool Party,” which will be displayed for a year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

"As an organization that works to encourage excellence, the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Anneke Chan for her artistic talent, work ethic, and leadership skills,” says Eliza Starbuck, President of the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce. “I’d like to thank Nat Prentice, the Scholarship Committee Chair, who successfully steered the partnership with Magazzino Italian Art Foundation that makes this scholarship possible. The Chamber looks forward to many more years of encouraging talented young people in our community through this special collaboration." 

“We are thrilled to launch this scholarship and invite Anneke Chan, an extraordinary student and artist, into the Magazzino family,” said Magazzino Italian Art Foundation Co-founders Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, “It is clear from Anneke’s application that she will be a future leader in the arts. Connecting with her is a privilege and we are thrilled to offer her a prize and first-hand work experience in honor of her accomplishments. We are happy to have such a successful first year of this collaboration with the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce and look forward to engaging with the local student community directly for years to come.”

About Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce

The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce seeks to strengthen the businesses and community in and around Cold Spring, New York, through promotion, advocacy, civic engagement, philanthropy, and stewardship. The Chamber aims for sustainable economic growth that attracts resources to the region without harming its social or environmental fabric

About Magazzino Italian Art Foundation

Located in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino Italian Art is a museum and research center dedicated to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of postwar and contemporary Italian art in the United States. The nonprofit museum serves as an advocate for Italian artists as it celebrates the range of their creative practices from Arte Povera to the present. Through its curatorial, scholarly, and public initiatives, Magazzino explores the impact and enduring resonances of Italian art on a global level.

Meaning “warehouse” in Italian, Magazzino was co-founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. The 20,000 square-foot museum, designed by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo, opened its doors in 2017, creating a new cultural hub and community resource within the Hudson Valley.

Admission is free to the public.