The Sandman - Costantino Nivola at Magazzino

Dec 10, 2021 301

Magazzino is a gem of a museum, tucked away in a corner of Cold Spring, in a former dairy warehouse. (“Magazzino” means warehouse.) Admission is free. As the name suggests, the art is Italian—in particular, art since World War II. The staff is so warm and welcoming, one expects them to spontaneously serve lunch.

Last year, Magazzino opened a new gallery for temporary exhibitions. The current one is “Nivola: Sandscapes.” Known as an “architect’s sculptor,” Costantino Nivola was close friends with visionary Swiss designer Le Corbusier. Nivola’s public sculptures are in schoolyards and housing projects throughout New York City.

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