Each year, CIMA presents focused installations featuring the work of thought-provoking artists rarely seen in the U.S. and catalyzing cross-cultural dialogue about the importance of twentieth-century Italian art in an international context. By bringing into dialogue the work of Italian modern artists with contemporary artists from around the world, CIMA’s installations raise awareness of the legacy and lasting influence of twentieth-century Italian art and aim to spur increased institutional attention on the significant artistic movements that occurred during this time.

Presented in CIMA’s intimately scaled gallery space, the installations foster close analysis, encourage direct and durational interactions with the works of art on view, and offer opportunities for a diverse range of programming. The exhibitions also provide the basis and core theme for CIMA’s fellowships.