Art in Motion: Italian Futurist Aesthetics

May 21, 2014 1136

Tuesday, June 10, 2914 7:00PM
Inspired by New York's Guggenheim Museum which has organized the largest, most important exhibit on Futurism, Italian Futurism, 1909 – 1944: Reconstructing the Universe, the Museo presents an illustrated lecture by Christopher Atwood, PHd candidate in Italian Studies at UC Berkeley.

Italian Futurism called for a sharp break with the traditions of the past. "We want to destroy all the museums, libraries and academies," Marinetti wrote. Modernity, machines and motor oil – not Renaissance masters – inspired this generation of writers and artists. This lecture explores the artwork created by Italian Futurists.

Museo member donation $5 / non-members $10

Reservations are required 415.673.2200

LOCATION
Museo Italo-Americano
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd., Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123

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