Events October 2021

Costantino Nivola, sandscapes. Photo: Marco Anelli.
Costantino Nivola, maquettes on view at Magazzino Italian Art. Photo: Marco Anelli.
Costantino Nivola, detail of painted sandscape panel. Photo: Marco Anelli.
Installation view of Nivola: Sandscapes at Magazzino Italian Art. Photo: Marco Anelli.
Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in Cold Spring, NY, 2017, Miguel Quismondo, architect.
DOCOMOMO NY/TRIExhibition Tour

Nivola: Sandscapes—Guided In-Person Exhibition Tour

October 9, 2021

Join DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State for a guided in-person tour of Nivola: Sandscapes an exhibition dedicated to the work of artist Costantino Nivola at the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in Cold Spring, NY. A native of Sardinia and longtime resident of Springs, NY, on Long Island, Nivola (1911–1988) created large-scale architectural reliefs and sculpture installations in collaboration with prominent Modern architects.

Nivola: Sandscapes explores the artist’s pioneering process of sandcast sculpting. It features a selection of approximately 50 works from the early 1950s through the 1970s, including sandcast reliefs, carved concrete sculptures and rarely seen maquettes of his most important architectural commissions such as the iconic Olivetti Showroom on 5th Avenue, the Bridgeport Post, and the William E. Grady Vocational High School in Brooklyn. Our tour will be guided by a Magazzino staff member.

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This event is our chapter’s contribution to DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2021, a nation-wide initiative in which local DOCOMOMO chapters and allied organizations offer tours of Modern architecture.

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.

Saturday October 9, 1:30–2:30pm
Magazzino Italian Art Foundation
2700 Route 9
Cold Spring, NY

$15 DOCOMOMO Members / $20 General Public
Limited to a maximum of 20 attendees.

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Transportation and other details:

Metro-North trains on the Hudson Line arrive from New York City hourly at approximately 10 minutes past the hour. If you plan to travel to Cold Spring by train, the train departing Grand Central Terminal at 11:45 am, arriving Cold Spring at 1:08 pm, is the latest one that will arrive in time for the tour. We invite you to meet us under the clock at Grand Central no later than 11:20. At 11:30 we will all go on the train together to Magazzino.

Magazzino provides a free shuttle bus both ways between the Cold Spring station parking lot and the museum, which is about three miles.

After the tour you are welcome to explore Magazzino’s permanent Arte Povera collection and enjoy the museum’s gardens and grounds. Magazzino will be open until 5:00 pm. Trains return to New York City hourly at or about 15 minutes past the hour.

Please note that there is no café and neither food nor beverages are available at the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation. However, there are several restaurants near the Cold Spring train station.

NOTE: All visitors over the age of 12 will be required to provide documentation of vaccination against COVID-19. Also, all visitors will be required to wear a mask or appropriate face covering while on the premises. Complete Magazzino safety protocols may be viewed here: