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Red Regatta is an independent public art project created by artist Melissa McGill that will activate Venice’s lagoon and canals with large-scale regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats hoisted with hand-painted red sails. Unfolding in multiple parts from May through November 2019 over the duration of the 58th Venice Biennale, the Red Regatta convenes more than two hundred and fifty Venetian partners working closely with the artist, ranging from local sailors and artisans to art students, to present an unprecedented spectacle that calls awareness to the central issues that face Venice and its residents today: the displacement of local inhabitants due to the imminent threat of climate change and sea level rise and mass tourism to the region.

January 2019

Happy New Year from all of us at Magazzino Italian Art! We wish all of our friends near and far a wonderful, happy and healthy 2019.


All spots have been reserved for the forthcoming Jannis Kounellis Book Presentation and Conversation on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Interested parties may still email to be added to our waitlist.

Magazzino Italian Art will close early at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 to the general public. Only guests with a confirmed RSVP will be admitted.

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September 2018

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation today announced the opening of its new Research Center and the appointment of Francesco Guzzetti, its first Scholar-in-Residence. Advancing Magazzino’s mission to promote the study and appreciation of Italian Postwar and Contemporary art, the Research Center will create new opportunities for scholarly research and critical assessment. 

October 2018

Congratulations to Magazzino Italian Art co-founders Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, this year’s recipients of the General Israel Putnam Trailblazer Award! The award, which honors those who have made outstanding contributions within the Putnam County community, was presented at the annual Putnam History Museum Gala held at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison, New York on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

September 2018

Magazzino Italian Art co-founder Nancy Olnick was published in The Brooklyn Rail on September 4, 2018. Enjoy her article on Poverista Luciano Fabro!  

June 2, 2018

Cav. Giorgio Spanu was awarded the Insignia of Knight of the Italian Republic by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States of America, His Excellency Armando Varricchio. The ceremony took place on board the Italian Frigate Alpino, moored at Pier 88 in New York City, during the celebration and anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Italy on June 2, 2018.