From Bruno Munari to Gio Ponti, 170 artworks belonging to Fondazione Cirulli illustrate the story of the “Italian know-how” and the birth of the Made in Italy through different kind of materials: posters, photographs, sketches advertising and design objects,
A few kilometres from Bologna, the Fondazione Cirulli is restoring the space that the Castiglioni brothers designed for Dino Gavina. This special, flexible and versatile place was home to one of the most extraordinary ventures in the history of design.
Massimo Cirulli and Merrill Berman are the discoverers of an oil on wood dated 1918 and signed Giorgio Morandi. The painting dates to the period in which Morandi dealt with Metaphysical Art alongside de Chirico and Carrà.
The archive, active between Bologna and New York, narrates the history of 20th century Italian art through the relationship between artists and industry, from the days of Futurism to the postwar economic boom. We talk about these topics with the collector Massimo Cirulli, who has been collecting and preserving industrial memories for over thirty years.
Matelica - The exhibition “Italia del Miracolo. Arte, Design e Pubblicità 1948-1968”, held at the Church of St. Augustine in Matelica and organized by the Museo Piersanti and the municipality, illustrates the Italian boom with material from the Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Archive.
In occasion of the inauguration of the exhibition “Italian Futurism 1909-1944. Reconstructing the Universe”, we meet Massimo Cirulli, founder of the Massimo & Sonia Cirulli Archive, part of the leader committee that helped organize the exhibition dedicated to an Italian avant-garde among the most important of the 20th century. The exhibition will take place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
The selection of artworks from New York's Massimo e Sonia Cirulli Archive illustrates a dialogue between advertising posters and paintings, sculptures and architectural projects; it joins different genres that gave life to that “Italian style” that formed through images.
Titled “Le Belle della Belle Epoque”, the exhibition presents posters from the Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Collection, which include over 18,000 Italian advertising posters from the late 1800s to the 1970s.