Magazzino to Expand


The pavilion to be built at Magazzino is shown at right in this rendering of the site.

Museum receives approval for new pavilion

The Philipstown Planning Board on Nov. 19 approved plans for Magazzino Italian Art to add a 13,000-square-foot pavilion to its museum campus on Route 9.

The museum plans to purchase 3.5 acres adjacent to its present location for a facility designed by Spanish architects Albert Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo, the latter of whom designed the museum’s main building.

The expansion will include 3,500 square feet of exhibition and 1,500 square feet of lower-level programming space for film screenings, panels and lectures. There will also be a smaller gallery for a display of Murano glass and ceramics, the museum said, along with amenities such as a reading lounge and cafe.

Groundbreaking is expected to take place in the spring. Magazzino, which opened in June 2017, was founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu and specializes in Arte Povera and other postwar Italian art.

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