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Dedalo Minosse International Prize Jury Presents Special Award to Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu for Commissioning of Magazzino

New York, NY
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Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, founders of Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in New York, were recognized this weekend by the jury of the Dedalo Minosse International Prize with the Veneto Region Special Award for their commissioning of Miguel Quismondo of MQ Architecture for the museum, which opened in 2017. The prestigious Dedalo Minosse International Prize— which consists of four main awards and twelve special awards—is promoted by ALA Assoarchitetti in collaboration with the Veneto Region and the Municipality of Vicenza. The special award was presented to Olnick and Spanu during a ceremony held on September 21 at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, and was accepted by  Miguel Quismondo and Giorgio Vigna on their behalf. 

Located in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino Italian Art Foundation is devoted to the promotion and presentation of Italian Postwar and contemporary art. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, serves as a resource for scholars and students, and offers an extensive library and archive of Italian Art. In addition, Magazzino has become a cultural hub for the vibrant Hudson Valley community thanks to joint programs with local organizations. Under the guidance of Director Vittorio Calabrese, his team, and its curatorial programs, Magazzino Italian Art Foundation bridges collaborations with American and Italian institutions not only to support contemporary Italian artists, but also to foster discussions on Italian Postwar and contemporary art in the United States. Since its launch in June 2017, approximately 30,000 visitors from 50 distinct countries have visited the museum. 

“Nancy and I—as the founders and commissioners—want to deeply thank ALA Assoarchitetti, the Veneto Region, and the Municipality of Vicenza for having taken into consideration Magazzino Italian Art Foundation for the Veneto Region Special Award at the 11th Dedalo Minosse International Prize ceremony,” said Giorgio Spanu. “Receiving such an important award is a great honor and a great privilege not only for me and Nancy, but also for our excellent team that was fundamental in the realization  of Magazzino. Thanks, from the bottom of our hearts!

For more information on the Dedalo Minosse International Prize,  please visit https://www.dedalominosse.org/eng/

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