Vittorio Calabrese is the Director of Magazzino Italian Art Foundation. He leads all museum programming, exhibitions, and research and is responsible for broadening institutional development, fostering collaborations with fellow institutions and international artists.


Assistant Facilities Manager and Preparator

Alexandra Theodoropoulos is the Assistant Facilities Manager and Preparator at Magazzino Italian Art. She arrived at Magazzino after a long and animated freelance career in assisting arts organizations, museums, galleries, and theatre companies carry out their artistic missions.


Collections Manager and Registrar

Andrea Zlotowitz is the Collections Manager and Registrar at Magazzino Italian Art. Her responsibilities include overseeing the Olnick Spanu Collection and managing the archives. She has an MA from the School of Visual Arts, BFA and BA from SUNY University at Buffalo.


Visitor Services Assistant

Berni Barrett is the Visitor Services Assistant at Magazzino Italian Art. Berni is a Garrison native and has participated in several local institutions.


Visitor Services Coordinator

Carl Solether is the Visitor Services Coordinator at Magazzino Italian Art. Her professional background is in photography, music video directing, and non-profit community outreach.


Curatorial and Programming Assistant

Chiara Mannarino is the Curatorial and Programming Assistant at Magazzino Italian Art. She is an independent curator and art historian specializing in art of the 1960s. 


Executive Assistant

Eve Aaron is the Executive Assistant to Director Vittorio Calabrese. Her position at Magazzino Italian Art follows her recent background working in the arts after a period living and working in Italy. 


Architectural Designer

Jacobo Mingorance graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture at IE University in 2015. Later he obtained a Master in advance Architectural Design from Columbia University, where he was awarded the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize by Steven Holl.


Visitor Services

Jay Nicholas is in Visitor Services at Magazzino Italian Art, acting as a visitor host. He also contributes in helping the assistant facilities manager and is an art handler.


Architectural Designer

Juan Carlos Bragado was born and raised in Spain. He graduated at the Technical University of Madrid, UPM, in 2019. 


Communication and Publications

Karolina Chojnowska oversees the communication and publications at Magazzino Italian Art. In this role, she manages all aspects in creating and executing creative content, digital media, and marketing strategies across the museum's website, social media, and digital and print platforms.



Miguel Quismondo, AIA, was born and raised in Spain. He attended the Polytechnic School in Madrid, where he graduated with a degree in architecture. 



Steven Zbar is the Controller of Magazzino Italian Art. In this role, Steven oversees all of the museum’s day-to-day finance and accounting related activities, develops and monitors annual budgets, and ensures policies and procedures are in place to support timely and accurate financial reporting.


Head Preparator and Facilities Manager

Thomas Huber is the Head Preparator and Facilities Manager at Magazzino. He also is an artist, curator and performance artist who has shown throughout the U.S. and abroad.