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Italian Art on a Global Level: Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu’s Vision for Magazzino

Collectors Olnick and Spanu share the story behind the only American museum dedicated to Italian art


Passionate about Italian Art and Arte Povera, collectors Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu founded Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, New York, a foundation and institution inspired by their goal to share their lifelong love and passion for Italian art.

With its expansive 23,000 square-foot structures and a diverse and varied program, Magazzino is dedicated to curatorial, scholarly, and public initiatives and explores the impact and enduring resonances of Italian art on a global level.

This discussion offers insights into Olnick and Spanu’s collecting journey and Magazzino’s various initiatives, while also offering insights into its newly opened pavilion and the exciting possibilities for the future.

TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions exploring today’s most fascinating topics in the worlds of art, antiques, and design. Paired with leading content partners, these talks showcase the knowledge of leading experts in the broader TEFAF community. This talk is presented in partnership with Bank of America and moderated by Drew Watson, Head of Art Services at Bank of America.


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Drew Watson Senior Vice President, Head of Art Services, Bank of America
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Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu Magazzino Italian Art Co-founders and Managing Trustees

Magazzino Italian Art. Photo by William Mulvihill