On this episode of Italics, we visit Laura Mattioli, founder and president of CIMA, the Center for Italian Modern Art. Since 1983, Mattioli has been the curator in charge of the art collection of her father, Gianni Mattioli. This collection is considered to be one of the most important assemblages of Italian avant-garde and modern art. Laura Mattioli talks about the importance of continuing her father’s legacy of sharing the human values expressed by art and of offering images of contemporary Italy to complement those of past eras.
Italics, Television for the Italian American Experience is a monthly presentation in the CUNY Presents timeslot that features prominent Italian Americans in the arts, business, government, sports, academia, and more. Each episode explores various aspects of the Italian diaspora, Italian-American history and traditions, contemporary Italian-American life, and takes a projected look at the future of the Italian-American community.
Italics is hosted by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures. Italics is now in its third decade serving the Italian-American community and those interested in Italian-American history and culture. Italics is co-produced in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.