Center for Italian Modern Art
CENTER FOR ITALIAN MODERN ART
LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
AREA: 4,000 SF
STATUS: COMPLETED 2013
The Center for Italian Modern Art is a hybrid space that brings together aspects of a private residence with those of a public gallery. Not unlike the art salons of the 19th century, this private foundation gives public access to art in a domestic, non-institutional setting, combining a private context with a public mission and aspiration.
The SoHo loft site, a former rental apartment, was renovated to create a flexible layout accommodating public functions like exhibitions, lectures, performances, and films while also providing work space for two part-time scholars and living space for a scholar-in-residence.
CLIENT: CENTER FOR ITALIAN MODERN ART
ARCHITECT: IRINA VERONA (PRINCIPAL); VERONICA KAN, CHESTER DOLS (TEAM)
OWNER’S REP: TIM DUMBLETON, JAMES COOPER
LIGHTING DESIGN: LUMESCENT SYSTEMS, LLC
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: JACK GREEN ASSOCIATES
CONTRACTOR: NORTHEAST CONTRACTING GROUP
PHOTOS: WALTER SMALLING, JR., BARKOW PHOTO