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Italian Futurism show to close at Guggenheim

Italian Futurism show to close at Guggenheim
7 Aug 2014

Travellers heading to New York in the next few weeks will be among the last people to get the chance to see the current Italian Futurism show at the famous Guggenheim Museum in the city.

The show comes to a close on September 1st at the venue, which is open every day apart from Thursday.

The full title of the show is Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, and it involves more than 360 works of art, and is billed as the first time there have been a comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism in the US.

Work by over 80 creators is on display. As well as artists, there are photographers, designers and people from other fields represented.

Some of the pieces on show haven't ever been taken out of Italy before now.

The show looks at Futurism from its beginning all the way to the movement's end, according the the museum.

Painting, advertising, sculpture, fashion and ceramics are among the modes of expression on show.

One part of the show is Benedetta's Syntheses of Communications, which is making its debut outside of Sicily.

The work, which focuses on communication as a theme, is a series of paintings made for the Palazzo delle Poste in Palermo.

These are situated in part of the Tower Levels 5 and 7 section of the museum, and the parts of the Futurism exhibition displayed here will actually be available to view only up to August 20th.

The Guggenheim is open from 10am to 5.45 pm Sunday to Friday, other than on Thursdays.

On a Saturday it has slightly extended opening hours, until 7.45 pm. This day also sees a Pay What You Wish scheme in place starting 5.45pm. Last entry is half an hour before closing time each day. The museum can be found on 5th Avenue in NYC.ADNFCR-408-ID-801740744-ADNFCR

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