Show opens January 11th and runs through March.

Boca Raton, Florida – An exhibition of 38 Italian Futurists works by Balla, Bragaglia, d’Anna, Rizzo, Venna, Crippi, and Dottori will be featured from January 12 through March 30, 2014 at the Boca Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. The exhibition, Futurism: Concepts and Imaginings, will be on display concurrent with the Pop Art exhibition, Pop Culture: Collections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.  The Italian Futurist works on display, ranging from the period of 1918 through 1945, are drawn from the collection of Stefano and Carole Haarmann Acunto, residents of Yonkers, New York. Their collection has also been exhibited at several academic and public art institutions. Futurism: Concepts and Imaginings is curated by Kelli Bodle and organized by Kathleen Goncharov of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

According to Mr. Acunto, who is Chairman of the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. and serves as Hon. Vice Consul for Italy in New York, Futurist art represents an important advance in the embracing of the modern, industrial, urbanized world in Italy before, during, and after World War I: “Italy was transformed rapidly from an agrarian society to an industrial age power with important cities growing and mechanizing in every province. The Italian Futurists captured the zeitgeist; they did not look backward sentimentally toward the 1800s, but instead worked parallel to the emerging Cubists, Surrealists, and other movements in early twentieth century Europe that were transforming art and changing artistic sensibility,” said Mr. Acunto.

“We are pleased to lend this collection to the Boca Museum, whose dynamic leaders chose it for the edification of its members and visitors, underlining the importance of this 100+ year old movement. The Futurist movement’s founder, F.T. Marinetti, and its exponents created and held to a Manifesto (written in 1909) that called for the glorification of motion, sound, conflict, energy, and the prizing of the modern, industrial age’s characteristics, as will be apparent in these works,” Mr. Acunto added.

Boca Museum of Art
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Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00

Read Mr. Acunto’s introduction to the Boca Museum Futurist Concepts catalogue.